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West Ham Win the Race for the 2012 Olympic Stadium

Hammers set to beat Tottenham in battle for new ground.

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It seems West Ham have won the backing of Olympic bosses in the long battle for the 2012 stadium according to BBC London.

Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) executives have decided the offer from the club is a better solution than the rival bid from Tottenham.

The OPLC board will be asked to support the view and announce the Hammers as preferred bidder on Friday.

The government and London’s mayor, Boris Johnson will then take a final decision in the coming weeks.

It would be a surprise if ministers and the mayor overturn OPLC executives, who have spent the last few months discussing the various plans with both clubs in detail.

West Ham are happy for the athletics track to be kept in the stadium and for the venue to be used for a variety of sports and concerts.

Tottenham’s plans were to dismantle the stadium in Stratford and build a new football ground in its place. The Spurs proposal has faced huge criticism from the athletics world, MPs and the public.

SOURCE: BBC News

The long awaited verdict seems to be over with the OPLC board sticking to the legacy principle and favouring the West Ham bid. West Ham United had promised to keep the running track and it seems this principle has been the key factor in securing the Stratford site .

This will come as bad news to Spurs fan as Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy stated that the plans to redevelop the White Hart Lane site as ‘Dead in the water’.

How do you feel about this decision? Is it the correct one? Where does this leave Tottenham? How will this affect West Ham? Voice your opinion here!

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