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Deal reached for West Ham to move to Olympic venue

Updated: March 22, 2013, 12:59 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Premier League club West Ham will move into London's Olympic Stadium, ending drawn-out negotiations over the future of the $783 million venue that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.

Under the 99-year deal announced Friday, West Ham will make the short move from its 35,000-capacity Upton Park stadium to the revamped Olympic arena in 2016.

The 80,000-seat stadium, which also hosted the track and field competition at the 2012 London Games, will be downsized to 54,000 ...

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