Tottenham & Orient to Discover Judge Verdict on Stadium Decision in Days

June 22, 2011

English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur and League One counterparts Leyton Orient will discover whether their challenge to West Ham’s approved bid to inherit London’s Olympic Stadium post 2012 in the coming days after a High Court judge spent this week considering the case.

Mr Justice Davis will rule on whether to grant permission for a judicial review of the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s (OPLC) decision to declare West Ham the preferred bidder for the arena after considering four separate applications from Tottenham and Orient.

The clubs are challenging the decision to select newly relegated West Ham, as well as the Government and London mayor Boris Johnson for endorsing that decision, and Newham Council’s decision to agree to lend a substantial loan to a joint venture with West Ham that will convert and run the stadium.

If successful, Tottenham and Orient will be granted a full trial at which their challenge will be heard, which is likely to be no earlier than October.