16 companies interested in renting Olympic Stadium

Sixteen companies have expressed an interest in bidding for the

use of London’s Olympic Stadium after this year’s games, including

West Ham.

The east London soccer club’s original deal to take over the

$766 million Olympic Stadium collapsed in October amid legal

uncertainty and a dispute with Tottenham.

The venue will remain in public ownership and be rented out to

various companies after the Olympics.

Tottenham is no longer interested in the 2012 site, while West

Ham was one of 16 parties to register an interest, but has yet to

decide whether to bid again.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company says the parties have until

March 23 to submit their formal bids, with the winning bidders

announced in May.