West Ham have presented their joint bid to run the 2012 Olympic Stadium.
Hammers players Carlton Cole, Mark Noble and Scott Parker joined Newham Council in officially delivering the bid to the Olympic Park Legacy Company on Thursday.
The Hammers, the closest Premier League club to the new stadium in Stratford, want to convert the 60,000-capacity venue to a facility capable of hosting football, athletics and concerts, as well as being available for community use.
Midfielder Parker told BBC London 94.9: “It’s obviously going to be good.
“There are a lot of big stadiums in the Premier League now and that’s the way football’s going, and it’ll be brilliant.
“Obviously it will be hard to leave Upton Park, but regarding the new stadium, it is going to give more opportunity for people to come and watch us play.”
Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady added: “The last thing anyone wants is for the Olympic Stadium to become a ghost of Olympics past.
“The only realistic solution is to make the stadium work for a Premier League football team and that should be West Ham United.”