Filed: Thursday, 23rd June 2011
By: Staff Writer
Tottenham's bid to seek judicial review of the decision to award tenancy of the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United has been rebuffed.
Spurs - along with Barry Hearn's Leyton Orient - had sought a review of the process, claiming that West Ham had been given an unfair advantage.
However their plea was rejected by Mr Justice Davis this afternoon, who told the two clubs that he was happy with the decision made by the OPLC (Olympic Park Legacy Committee) to grant use of the £500million stadium to West Ham.
Spurs/Orient had made no less than five applications to seek judicial review of the case - four of which were thrown out today with a fifth to be heard later this week (Thursday).
The news was welcomed by the OPLC, who told the BBC: "We are pleased with the ruling and continue to make good progress with the Preferred Bidder to agree final terms."
West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady said: "We welcome today’s news as a further endorsement of our strong and viable legacy vision."
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08:38AM 24th Jun 2011
''i saw that cheeky mock up of the opening day game at the OS with a 'West Ham's Claret and Blue Army' flag. That well-known chant. And of course the angle the picture is done at cleverly (or should that be surreptitiously) hides any trace of that pesky running track!
I wish the Davids well, they deserve to make a few million quid when they flog the club. Karren is doing such a good job she should get a role in Government as the Minister for Side Kicks.''
06:53AM 24th Jun 2011
''@dubaispur: By the time the stadium is ours, we will hopefully be back in the Premier League and therefore have no problem filling it. Anyway, it's not as though us Hammers fans are dying to have it as it is.''
06:22PM 23rd Jun 2011
''Keep it. Answer me only this: will Championship revenue streams support a sixty-thousand seater stadium? I only ask because the only known case of a stadium of that magnitude ever being supported by a club in a lower division was that of Juventus in 2006, after calciopoli, and lord knows you blokes aren't Juventus.''
by Glenn [THFC]
06:00PM 23rd Jun 2011
''Fantastic news... This stadium is only wanted by the men in charge of both clubs and both sets of supporters just do not want it - especially with a running track between the pitch and the fans.''