Local pubs voicing their anger at stadium move
“When there is no football we take £4,000 in a month. With matches, our sales can be as high as £15,000. Our winter profits carry us through the summer.
I can’t see many pubs in the area surviving,”
“We’ll survive without the football, but some other pubs, which rely heavily on football crowds, will not,”
“If we went to the bank and asked for a £40m loan, having made a substantial loss last year [as West Ham did], would they give it to us?
“The £15m fee is also farcical.”
“It could bring us another revenue stream,”
“If the fans get off the train at West Ham, they’ll walk straight past our pub.”
On the other hand of course the pubs in the local area of the new stadium must be licking their lips…