West Ham United are today celebrating the historic announcement by Mayor of London Boris Johnson granting them the right to make the Olympic Stadium their home from the start of the 2016/17 season.
As a result of the announcement, the Hammers have released new images of the innovatively transformed Stadium so the West Ham supporters can for the first time see the dynamic proposals that will transform the Stadium, already a prestigious part of the UK's sporting heritage, into a world-class UEFA category 4, 54,000-seater Stadium fit to host the world's most famous competitions during the football season.
whufc.com's photographers were there to capture these images from the historic event.
An aerial view of the Olympic Stadium as West Ham United's home
A visual of the new stadium from behind the goal
The stage is set for Friday's announcement
The announcement was made in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium
The media turned out in force for the event
Hammers players Carlton Cole, Blair Turgott, Elliot Lee, James Tomkins, Kevin Nolan and Joe Cole, as well as Sir Geoff Hurst, were in attendance
David Gold makes his way to the stage
Mayor of London Boris Johnson announces the deal
Hammers Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, and Vice-Chairman Karren Brady were on the panel
Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales talks to the media
The Hammers players outside the Olympic Stadium
Children from the local community joined the Hammers stars for the event
Boris Johnson shows his colours
Boris Johnson shows his backing for the Hammers with Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, Vice-Chairman Karren Brady and Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales
Sir Geoff Hurst talks to West Ham TV after the announcement
Sir Geoff with Hammers youngsters Elliot Lee and Blair Turgott
Kevin Nolan talks to the media