Without wanting to mention the stadium too many times, it’s a newsworthy fact indeed when somebody comes out and openly backs Spurs’ bid.
Mike Lee who, alongside Lord Coe was an instrumental figure in bringing the games to London, has spoken in the Guardian about the merits of Tottenham’s plan. Lee was also once a West Ham board member but now he is advising Spurs in their bid.
“The Spurs and AEG link is economically very strong. I’ve long been convinced their combination, coupled with Spurs’ pledge to build an athletics venue at Crystal Palace, is the best solution,” Lee said in the article and, with regard to the ‘running track ‘ issue, he went on to say:
“Even before any contact with Spurs I thought, ‘My goodness, that looks a sensible solution – as long as they also provide an athletics legacy.’ If Spurs had come to this bid without their Crystal Palace athletics proposal I could not have worked with them.”
This isn’t a particularly new development and Lee can’t really be considered impartia,l but it’s interesting to hear a supportive voice for once.