West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes a move to the Olympic Stadium could help them grow to the size of Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Hammers are vying to take over the Stratford venue that was built to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its future has long been the subject of debate, with West Ham initially denied tenancy last October following a legal dispute involving Tottenham and Leyton Orient.

Allardyce hopes West Ham will takeover the stadium after London 2012 and believes it could take the club to a new level. "When you see the atmosphere created in that arena then I think you would dream of walking out there, like you did at Wembley," Allardyce said.

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