By Pranav Shahaney

18th Sep, 2022 | 7:40am

The costs of London Stadium, which is the home of West Ham could reportedly reach close to £1.3 billion by 2025.

According to reliable Hammers insiders Six Foot Two, it cost £717million to build the facility twice in addition to claims from Stadium DB [January 2022] that up to and including April 2020, London Stadium is estimated to have made a loss of around £450million.

Recently, London Legacy Development Corporation’s (LLDC) submitted the 2022/23 capital and revenue budget to the Mayor of London which reveals that the total funding for the London Stadium between 2021 and 2025 will reach £127.7million with a £5.3million shortfall over the next three years.

Big numbers

The ownership of a football stadium is never a cheap affair, especially if it’s in the capital.

The Hammers owners do not still own the stadium which is an added headache although there are plans to achieve the same over the coming years.

Undoubtedly, this is a huge taxpayer money being put into running the stadium and there are going to be people who will not be particularly pleased with it all.

Hopefully, these stadium issues get sorted out sooner rather than later and then the premises can be used to the club’s benefit.

As far as we know, this is unlikely to jeopardise the day-to-day operations of the football club and we’re hoping it stays this way for the foreseeable future.

What David Moyes, the players and fans will concern themselves with is the fixture against Everton in the Premier League later today on 18 September.

This is a clash between two sides extremely close to the relegation zone and defeat for either will spark a semi crisis.