Hammers can Veto Spurs for one season

120416 LOCOG Aerials_037It now appears West Ham can veto Spurs from ground sharing with them in the Olympic Stadium but for one season only! The clause in the contract is thought to have been included to protect the Hammers in their maiden season in their new home.

However, after that first season West Ham do not have a say. In reality this should not be a problem as Spurs only need a home for the 2016/2017 season. It is understood there has no approach what so ever to LLDC or E20 to use the Olympic Stadium for one year so the speculation appears to have been whipped up by the media during the International break.

Claret and Hugh understand that Spurs would have similar problems if they wanted to hire Wembley Stadium, Brent council limit the number of events to 37 per year in an agreement with local residents. Spurs would not be able to schedule in their 19 home fixtures along side other scheduled events at Wembley.

It is looking increasingly likely that Spurs will move to the MK stadium with some suggesting there is a pre contract in place already. It will give a whole new meaning to a London derby with their ground 50 miles away from their existing one.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter