Essex Cricket Club Launch Bid For Olympic Stadium

By iSportconnect | April 3, 2012

Essex County Cricket Club has confirmed that they have entered the race to secure the tenancy of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium once the Games has concluded.

Essex, pills which currently plays in the second tier of English cricket, sale | has joined forces with the University of East London to launch the bid. The news comes after the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) last month announced it had received four offers for the Olympic Stadium.

Essex said in a statement: “We can confirm that the University of East London and Essex County Cricket Club have jointly put in a bid to the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) to utilise space in the Olympic Stadium. We cannot provide any further detail at this stage, cialis as we are bound by a legal confidentiality agreement. We see this as a fantastic opportunity (and) are committed to supporting the achievement of the best possible outcomes from the legacy operation of the Olympic Stadium.”

The four bidders mark a significant reduction from the 16 parties that had initially expressed interest when the tender process was announced; with English Championship football club West Ham United last month coming forward as the first party to have confirmed it had lodged a bid. West Ham’s bid came after it was seemingly set to secure use of the Olympic Stadium post-London 2012, only to see its deal with Newham Council collapse in October.

Following London 2012, the Olympic Stadium will be downsized from an 80,000 capacity to 60,000 at a reported cost of £35 million. The running track will be retained as a key part of the venue’s legacy plan, with London set to stage the 2017 World Athletics Championships. A decision on the successful bidder is expected in May, ahead of the opening of the Games on July 27.