By Chris Wright
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed that the club have ‘registered an interest’ in upping sticks and moving to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, northeast London, after the culmination of the 2012 games renders it one of many vacant £multi-million follies.
Levy issued a statement this very morn;
“I can confirm we have registered an interest in the Olympic Stadium site within the deadline of September 30th, in conjunction with AEG (who own the site).
It is only prudent and good management that we ensure that we investigate all possible options for the club. We were informed by the Olympic Park Legacy Company that were we not to register an interest at this time, there would not be an opportunity at any future date.”
It seems that Spurs are merely keeping their options open by signalling an interest in the Olympic site, as Levy also confirmed that the club have been granted planning permission by Haringey Council to redevelop White Hart Lane into a 56,000 capacity stadium (by turning the North Stand around and building out into the car-park located behind it) as planned;
“Clearly we are delighted with this unanimous decision and are grateful to all those who expressed such clear support for the plans.
I should stress that there is still much work to be done. We shall continue to work with Haringey Council and the application will now be considered by the Mayor of London and referred to the Secretary of State.
We shall keep everyone connected with the club updated over the coming months as discussions continue with the various public sector bodies.”
Christ! You might want to put on a hard-hat if you’re out and about, as it’s raining stadiums in north London this morning.