The Times- West Ham open to sharing Olympic Stadium

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http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/football/clubs/westham/article4233453.ece

West Ham United could be willing to allow Tottenham Hotspur to share the Olympic Stadium while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped into a 56,250-seat stadium.

The east London club will move into their new home for the start of the 2016-17 season and are not prepared to share the limelight with another club after their hard work in securing the venue. However, they might allow Tottenham to rent the stadium for 2017-18, in what would be arguably the most high-profile ground-share in English football. Spurs would then kick off at their newly expanded home the next season.

The possibility of using the Olympic Stadium would be a boost for Tottenham, after they were told this week by the FA that Wembley was not a plausible destination because of its existing calendar of events and the FA’s plan to attract more American football matches to the venue.

Wembley was overwhelmingly the favoured destination in a poll of the Tottenham Supporters’ Trust taken last month, and the group had “serious issues” with the club’s other option in Milton Keynes. They have complained about its distance from London and the 22,000 capacity of stadium:mk being lower than the number of season ticket-holders at White Hart Lane.

Joe Lewis, Tottenham’s principal owner, will not fund a new stadium and the club appointed Rothschild, the merchant bank, to help to finance the redevelopment project, which is likely to cost between £350 million and £400 million.

Tottenham later concluded that it is cheaper, quicker and would reduce construction issues if they vacate the present site while work is carried out. They secured planning permission for a new stadium nearly three years ago, but have been bogged down in politics, funding and planning problems.

The club still needs to secure one piece of land but Archway Metals, a family-run business, has appealed against a compulsory purchase order on its property in the adjacent Paxton Road. There remain local issues about land purchase for other property developments required to fund the project.
 

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Thought they only had veto over their first season? If so, the decision for the next season would be cook all to do with them. Allow?
 

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"There remain local issues about land purchase for other property developments required to fund the project."

So it is not just Archway, it seems.....
 

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The only reason I'd love to have a season there is to set the attendance record against Arsenal then keep it forever.

Other than that rather go to Wembley
 

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The only reason I'd love to have a season there is to set the attendance record against Arsenal then keep it forever.

Other than that rather go to Wembley
Not sure why Wembley is even being mentioned as Brent Council will never let us play 19 home games there?
There is a restriction on the number of events allowed at Wembley as well.
I hope Levy is preparing the way to get the tax payer funded OS for us at a fee of £2m for the season.
 

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I thought that the restriction was for 'full' stadium events. Supposedly you can get round it by restricting attendance to 40/50 thousand.
 

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"There remain local issues about land purchase for other property developments required to fund the project."

So it is not just Archway, it seems.....
Probably refering to Love Lane and Tottenham Way. Which would be between Harringay and the local residents/businesses not Spurs. Also the redevelopment of the Highroad will need some CPO's. Spurs own everything needed to build the stadium and enabling works. But the whole of Tottenham is being redeveloped.
 

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Probably refering to Love Lane and Tottenham Way. Which would be between Harringay and the local residents/businesses not Spurs. Also the redevelopment of the Highroad will need some CPO's. Spurs own everything needed to build the stadium and enabling works. But the whole of Tottenham is being redeveloped.
.. and yet it said ".... to fund the project".

That was posted back in October, and nothing has been mentioned since,
so maybe they are not significant planning issues.
Or maybe all our efforts are currently focussed on the potential NFL modifications,
and we'll tackle the other issues later.
 

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.. and yet it said ".... to fund the project".

That was posted back in October, and nothing has been mentioned since,
so maybe they are not significant planning issues.
Or maybe all our efforts are currently focussed on the potential NFL modifications,
and we'll tackle the other issues later.
We are also building other stuff away from the stadium. We built a block of flats and a school I believe. As said we have lots of property around Tottenham.

http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/n...hool_and_homes_scheme_hits_top_spot_1_3592478
 
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The only reason I'd love to have a season there is to set the attendance record against Arsenal then keep it forever.

Other than that rather go to Wembley
Their fans are obsessive and will sell that stadium out every week for a few years just because it's a new stadium.
 

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Is this the right place?

Simon Harris ‏@simonharrisitv 5m5 minutes ago
West Ham's rent for the Olympic Stadium confirmed as £2.5m as Legacy Chiefs abandon legal battle to keep deal secret. @itvlondon


Wembley is being talked about as a 15-20m venue.
 

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with another 1m if WHU are in the Champions League. LOL.

Still a bargain. And unfair.
It actually says if the win the Champions League.... It's a bit like a deal I used to strike on Football Manager where I would offer £50m when a centre back scores 50 international goals
 

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It actually says if the win the Champions League.... It's a bit like a deal I used to strike on Football Manager where I would offer £50m when a centre back scores 50 international goals
sorry, misread. Even so, hilarious.


Olympic Stadium and West Ham tenancy deal - pg 46: Taxpayer to pay for heating,lighting, power, pitch in good condition, goals, goal nets.


"I think my dog could have negotiated a better deal on behalf of the taxpayer' - Former Orient chief Barry Hearn tells BBC #OlympicStadium
 

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sorry, misread. Even so, hilarious.


Olympic Stadium and West Ham tenancy deal - pg 46: Taxpayer to pay for heating,lighting, power, pitch in good condition, goals, goal nets.


"I think my dog could have negotiated a better deal on behalf of the taxpayer' - Former Orient chief Barry Hearn tells BBC #OlympicStadium
Yeah it's even more hilarious, inserting a clause that's never likely to trigger a payment but look like a better deal...
 

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It actually says if the win the Champions League.... It's a bit like a deal I used to strike on Football Manager where I would offer £50m when a centre back scores 50 international goals
There are also clauses for if they win Wimbledon or the Grand National.
 
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