David Gold wants Beckham support for West Ham stadium move

July 26, 2010

Co-owner of Premier League side West Ham United, David Gold, has said that former England captain David Beckham could play a key role in helping the club move to the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games.

Beckham played an important part in helping London get the 2012 Games, and is undertaking a similar role for England’s bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

Gold said: “David Beckham could play a massive part, because of his roots, in helping West Ham win the Olympic Stadium.

“We know what a great ambassador he is. Now we see David as not just an ambassador for West Ham but also for East London where it all started for him.”

West Ham are one of several bidders to take over the stadium following the Games.