West Ham United has topped Britain’s property “Premier League” with house prices in the area around its stadium in Stratford soaring almost 850% in the last 22 years. Property values in the postcodes around the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park averaged £440,474 last year compared with just £46,448 in 1997. All 10 of the best-performing “football postcodes” are in London, according to brokers Pure Commercial Finance, with Manchester City best of the rest in 11th place. The highest property prices of any professional football clubs are those around Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium, where the market is up 542% from an average of £404,844 to just over £2.6m.
Evening Standard (07/08/2019)