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Interesting proposals, Essex and West Ham will be looking to ground share the Olympic Stadium post 2012.
Essex will keep the county ground at Chelmsford as their home ground and use the Olympic Stadium for Twenty20 matches according to the proposal.
Will be interesting to see the proposals, the plan is to reduce the capacity from 80,000 to 25,000 and use it as an athletics venue, an idea which West Ham's owners have branded as nonsenscial. If the capacity is kept as it is, or even reduced to say 40,000 or 50,000, it could be a massive boost to Essex's finances.
Keeping this discussion out of the official English season thread, because there's a few issues which this raises - not least Burgey's point the other day about the size of cricket venues in England, as well as the place of Twenty20 as the main revenue driver, both for the counties themselves, and the ECB.
If the Olympic Stadium idea is a goer, there's the potential for the ECB to raise massive revenues through scheduling internationals, hosting the Champions League, and the domestic T20 Finals Day.