Allardyce out to match Arsenal
The Hammers are hoping a lengthy application process will see
them given the green light to move into the Stratford arena once
the London Games come to a close.
The events which have unfolded in the stadium over the last few
weeks, and are set to continue over the course of the Paralympic
Games, have inspired a generation.
West Ham hope they can buy into that feel-good factor and
inherit a world-class sporting venue.
An 80,000-seater stadium would allow them to bring in extra
matchday revenue, offering a considerable boost to their bank
balance and spending power.
In time, the Hammers feel they would then be able to stand
alongside their more illustrious capital rivals.
“When you feel the atmosphere created in that arena, then you
dream about walking out there the way you dreamed about walking out
at Wembley when you were a kid,” said Allardyce.
“Everyone looks forward to playing Arsenal at the Emirates. We
could be the same size in that stadium.
“It would be awesome to walk a team out on that pitch.”