Karren Brady accuses London Stadium owners of ‘holding West Ham to ransom’

first_imgE20 is comprised of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and Stratford East London Holdings Limited.LLDC told The Times: “We are more than willing to rent advertising space to West Ham for the display of the club’s honours.“However, there are some unpaid bills which need to be settled before we will enter into a new deal for the 2018/19 season.“The club already has a very good deal to use the London Stadium and it is only right and fair that it should pay to use additional assets in the venue.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Premier League News 2 REVEALED 2 The list – displaying their past triumphs – has been positioned around the middle tier of the west stand for the past two seasons but was removed by E20 while the stadium staged athletic events in the summer.It was expected to be back in position for the new Premier League season but E20 have refused to reinstall it, amid an ongoing row over who pays maintenance fees for the big screen.In its place for Saturday’s game against Bournemouth was a London Stadium-branded board proclaiming “This Is For Everyone” in what some West Ham fans claim are provocative blue-and-white colours similar to those used by London rivals Tottenham.Brady has now accused E20 of “holding the club to ransom” and “acting in an underhand way” by refusing to reinstate the honours board.A statement from the Hammers chief read: “For the second year running E20 have attempted to hold us to ransom and force us to pay a fee we are not liable for.“The club simply cannot continue to yield to paying invented invoices year after year.“We are frustrated and angry that our landlords should act in this underhand way and we will not hesitate to take a legal route to confirm our rights under the tenancy agreement.” Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes huge blow gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Karren Brady has accused West Ham’s landlords of holding the club to ransom possible standings smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? West Ham’s dispute with the London Stadium’s owners is threatening to boil over West Ham are locked in another dispute with their London Stadium landlords.Vice-chairman Karren Brady is threatening legal action against E20, the company set up to run the stadium, unless they reinstate the club’s honours board. REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The club and E20 are also locked in a dispute over the colour’s around the pitch.The cover placed over the running track for matches is currently green, but West Ham want it to be claret and blue.West Ham have offered to pay the estimated £200,000 cost to transform the perimeter of the pitch, but E20 have so far refused to agree to their request.last_img read more