Last Updated: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:31
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has revealed her excitement after the club moved closer to winning its bid for the Olympic stadium.
The news that the Hammers had been named the highest-ranked bidder was announced on Wednesday by Mayor of London Boris Johnson after a meeting of the LDDC.
Speculation has surrounded the stadium since before it had even been built, with a number of clubs vying for the venue, but it now looks as though the side from Upton Park will be on the move.
Doubts had previously been cast over their bid when the side were relegated to the second tier of English football, but bouncing back to the Premier League and continuing to draw in the crowds undoubtedly had an impact on the decision.
"If I had to sum up how I feel, it would be excited. Excited at the prospects for the club, our supporters and East London," said Brady.
"I'm looking forward to working with our local partners to target groups in need of employment. I am excited at the prospect of growing our business.
"Of course, we have only been named highest-ranked bidder and we still have to see the ball over the line in the final negotiations."
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