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Saracens try for Olympic park

Nigel Wray, the property tycoon who chairs leading rugby union rugby union

a form of rugby played between teams of 15 players
 club Saracens, is edging closer to locating the Guinness Premier League team at the London Olympic stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. Traditionally, the opening and closing ceremonies and the track & field competitions are held in the Olympic Stadium.  once the 2012 Games are over.

Any agreement is still at least two months away but well-placed sources suggest that support for Saracens to become tenant of the centrepiece east London East London, city (1991 pop. 240,474), Eastern Cape, SE South Africa, on the Indian Ocean. The city grew around a British military post founded in 1847. Its harbor was developed from 1886, and today it is a leading South African port.  stadium is increasing.

The news will be a tremendous boost to the Games' organisers, who are keen to see the stadium used for more than athletics after the Olympics. The stadium's capacity will be cut from 90,000 to just 25,000.

Saracens currently play at Watford's Vicarage Road Vicarage Road, a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, is the home of the football club Watford and their tenants, the Saracens rugby union club. A four stand all-seater stadium, its capacity is 19,920. . Sources close to Wray say moving to the Stratford stadium is a 'definite possibility'.

After the Games the stadium will almost certainly contain a secondary school. A government task force is assessing other tenants. Options include a sports science institute, a campus for the University of East London (body, education) University of East London - (UEL) A UK University with six academic Faculties: Design and The Built Environment, East London Business School, Institute Of Health and Rehabilitation, Faculty Of Science, Social Sciences and Technology.
 or a national skills academy.

Two soccer clubs, Leyton Orient and West Ham United, are also showing strong interest in the stadium.
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