Mayor of London Office Set Three-Week Deadline for Tottenham over Stadium Offer
October 3, 2011
rx helvetica, viagra sans-serif;”>The office of the Mayor of London have set a deadline of three weeks for English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur to accept £17 million ($26m) package to stay in north London and drop a legal challenge over the future of the 2012 Olympic Stadium.
viagra 100mg helvetica, sans-serif;”>The deadline coincides with an October 18 hearing into the decision to award preferred bidder status on the Olympic Stadium to rival club West Ham United. The office of the Mayor of London, wants the club to build a new £400 million ($621m) stadium in Northumberland Park close to Tottenham’s historic White Hart Lane home.
Tottenham believed they had grounds for a judicial review of the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s decision to back West Ham’s bid against its own, claiming that a £40 million ($62m) loan from Newham Council gave West Ham an unfair economic advantage. However, if Tottenham accepts the offer on the table, it will give improve London’s chances to host the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships, as West Ham are willing to keep a running track at the venue.
A spokesperson for London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “We have been working to help deliver the Northumberland Park Project for many months and all avenues have now been explored. It is vital that we get clarity from Tottenham Hotspur as soon as possible.”