West Ham United will begin the next stage of fan consultation over the proposed move to the London 2012 Olympic Stadium at an emergency meeting of the Supporter Advisory Board (SAB) on Tuesday.
The 2012/13 SAB, which met for the first time this season in November, will discuss the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) decision to name the club Highest-Ranked Bidder to become anchor concessionaire at the Olympic Stadium.
Tuesday's meeting will be led by Vice-Chairman Karren Brady and attended by Joint-Chairman David Gold and Hammers legend Tony Cottee.
The LLDC decision represents a huge step forward but, as the club has stated throughout, Highest-Ranked Bidder status does not mean that West Ham have at this stage agreed to the move and it remains the case that we will only do so if the final proposal is right for the club and its supporters. This includes the necessity of agreeing a Stadium design specification that is acceptable to the club in terms of its ability to host world- class football matches.
The time for supporters to have their voices heard is now and a more intensive consultation process will commence on Tuesday evening. The club will consult with SAB members to agree how the club takes that consultation process forward.
The club stand by its commitment to conduct full supporter consultation regarding the proposed move, including the polling of supporters. West Ham fans can be confident that wherever there is an opportunity for West Ham to input in the decisions going forward, supporters will be at the forefront.