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Tottenham interested in Olympic Stadium
01 Oct 2010 - 08:18:11
Tottenham Hotspur have registered their interest in moving into the Olympic Stadium in East London following the games in 2012.
West Ham have already made known their desire to occupy the Olympic Stadium, with the deadline for interest having passed on Thursday.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy confirmed in a club statement: "I can confirm we have registered an interest in the Olympic Stadium site within the deadline of September 30, in conjunction with AEG (Europe), the world's largest entertainment and facilities management company.
"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.
"We have always maintained that we wouldn't undertake any project that could undermine the overall financial stability and future success of the club and this shall remain our guiding principle going forward and in determining our best option in the interests of the club and all its fans and stakeholders."
Earlier in the day Spurs had had plans for a new stadium of their own approved by Haringey Council's planning committee.
Council leader Claire Kober commented: "The Spurs development has the potential to make a huge impact, not just on the success of the football club, but also on the whole of Tottenham - delivering job opportunities, regenerating the area, and boosting the local economy.
"We're proud of Spurs' rich history in Haringey and excited that the club has committed its future to the area."