Spurs to sue over Olympic stadium defeat

by Mark van Aken on Mar 31, 2011

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Tottenham have filed a legal bid to overturn the decision to grant English Premier League rivals West Ham use of the 2012 Olympic stadium after the Games, it was reported Wednesday.

The BBC reported that Spurs were seeking a judicial review of the decision taken by the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), who chose West Ham after a bitter battle for control of the site.

Tottenham, who had proposed tearing down the stadium and building a new football-only venue on the site, had informed the OPLC of their legal challenger this week.

"We can confirm that a letter before action in relation to potential judicial review proceedings has been issued," an OPLC spokesman said.

"The Olympic Park Legacy Company ran a very rigorous and transparent process in its selection of the recommended preferred bidder.

"We have been supported by independent experts in their field in terms of legal, financial, commercial and technical advice.

"We have been consistent, fair, objective and entirely equal in our dealings with the bidders from start to finish.

"We are confident that if these judicial review proceedings are pursued, our approach will be entirely vindicated by the courts."