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West Ham fans upset with Olympic stadium redesign

West Ham United fans are critical of the designs to convert the Olympic stadium into a fully-fledged football venue.

The official drawings released by stadium designers Populous reveal how the north and south ends of the 600million stadium, which will be West Ham's new home from 2016, will look.

The plans appear to include a massive gap between the tiers, meaning the two blocks of seats behind the goals will be separated by more than 15 metres. While the club are understood to be comfortable with the designs, the plans would provide a stadium unlike any other.

Graeme Howlett, the editor of Knees up Mother Brown - West Ham United FC Online, told the Mail on Sunday: "The designs would appear to confirm fears expressed by some fans regarding the stadium layout and the sizeable distance between the fixed upper tier and retractable lower tier - something which many believe will only serve to impact negatively upon an already diminishing atmosphere at home games."

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