SPURS APPLY FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OVER OLYMPIC STADIUM

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has applied for a judicial review to continue their battle for the future of the Olympic Stadium.

Only last week the court rejected legal moves from both Tottenham and Leyton Orient, but now Spurs will now have the chance to present their case at a hearing. Spurs confirmed their decision to take further action in an official statement.

"The Club has today applied to the High Court to renew its application for permission to bring a claim against the London Borough of Newham and the Olympic Park Legacy Company, the Mayor of London and Government Ministers for judicial review of their decisions underlying the bid process for the conversion of the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games. Under this process the club now has the opportunity to present its case at an oral hearing at the High Court.”

West Ham United was awarded the right in February to move to the new Olympic Stadium after next year's Games with plans to redevelop the venue into a 60,000-seater arena. But the club was relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season which could see a drop in fan attendances.

Posted on 29/06/2011