?New milestone for our new Stadium

VINCI Stadium, operators of The Stade de France, have been awarded the contract to manage West Ham United's new home in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Following a competitive tendering process, the experienced stadium operators have been awarded the 25-year contract by the E20 Stadium LLP, the commercial partnership set up by the London Legacy Development Corporation and London Newham Council to manage the former Olympic Stadium.

The French-owned company also currently operate the Allianz Riviera in Nice, the New Bordeaux Stadium and the MMArena in Le Mans.
While West Ham will become the main tenant of the new Stadium from 2016 onwards, it will also be used to host athletics events, other sports, entertainment, and activities for the local community. 

To ensure consistency and efficiency in how it is managed, no matter what purpose it is being used for, it has always been the case that the E20 LLP planned to appoint an expert facilities company to manage the operations of the Stadium all year round.

West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady said: "Managing the basic day-to-day operations at a Premier League football stadium is a unique challenge, so we will be passing on our extensive experience and expertise to Vinci to ensure they provide the same high levels of service our supporters have become accustomed to at the Boleyn Ground.

"While Vinci will manage the functional aspects of the matchday operation, we will still be overseeing the overall supporter experience to make sure watching West Ham remains one of the very best days out in the Premier League.

"We look forward to meeting with Vinci to share our vision for what will be a busy, but exciting, 20 months until we kick off our first game in our stunning new home."