Headlines began to emerge yesterday that Spurs were taking legal action over the OPLC’s decision to award the 2012 Stratford stadium to West Ham after next year’s Olympics.
Although it appears that we haven’t quite got to that stage yet, this is what the official statement reads on the club website:
‘At this stage the Club has not issued any proceedings against the Olympic Park Legacy Company (the OPLC) or any other party in respect of the decision regarding the award of the Olympic Stadium. The Club’s lawyers have written letters to the OPLC, the Mayor of London, the Minister of Sport and the Secretary of State for Local Government and a separate letter to the London Borough of Newham raising a number of concerns with the processes which led to the award. The letters also requested – in the interests of transparency – for the provision of certain information concerning the processes, which the Club considers that it is entitled to. Tottenham Hotspur will determine its next step as and when it receives a response to these letters.’
So it’s still some way from legal action, but it could well be a possibility. It seems unlikely, to say the least, that this decision is going to be reversed, so should we have just let this die with dignity or is there any mileage at all in dragging this up yet again?