West Ham United are 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.

Having been bound by strict confidentiality agreements imposed upon them, the club are now set to embark on a detailed, independent supporter consultation process to help ensure the Stratford stadium matches the high standards Hammers fans would expect from their new home.

Vice-Chairman Karren Brady said: "I'm delighted that we have been confirmed today as the anchor concessionaire for the Olympic Stadium. I commend my two Chairmen for their passion and commitment. I am delighted this has been rewarded now that their ambition to see the Club they love enjoy a bright future at the Olympic Stadium has been realised.



"It was important to me that we struck a deal that would stand the test of time that represented the right deal for West Ham United and our loyal and patient supporters.

"The consultation we have promised them will now begin and we can't wait to work with them to create a stunning new home that befits the pride, passion and tradition that the world associates with West Ham United."

Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said: "'It's fantastic for everyone at West Ham United that at last all the Club's hard work over the past three years has paid off. Since we came to West Ham in 2010 we have had a vision to really take the club forward so West Ham United can compete on the pitch at the highest level.

"Today's decision offers us a real platform to do this and we are fully committed to making it a real success. We understand the responsibilities that come with calling the nation's iconic Olympic Stadium, which will be converted into a world-class football stadium, our new home. It is an honour we will take on with pride.''

West Ham United will shortly launch a Q+A document for supporters, which details some of the most common questions about the move. The club will be adding to the document with further questions from fans over the coming weeks. Supporters can email in questions to yourosquestions@westhamunited.co.uk