Gallery: London Olympic Stadium Could Be Replaced Needlessly With One M...

 

The 2012 London Olympics haven’t even happened yet and already plans are in the works to tear down one of the stadiums and build a new one in its place. You may have heard about the dispute between the Tottenham Hotspurs and West Ham United. In a nutshell, they’re fighting over the rights to the stadium after the Olympics, but a lot more is at stake than just who gets to call it their home field. If Tottenham secures the bid, they plan to tear it down and build up a new “soccer-friendly” stadium. New plans by KSS have been released for the Spur’s stadium, but it just seems like a massive waste to us!

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  1. mr-brett February 11, 2011 at 5:13 am

    I think this story is slightly sensationalised, yes Tottenham’s plans do involve large changes with aren’t necessary but the story makes it seem like they plan to demolish the entire stadium, which simply isn’t the case.

    It’s also very unlikely that they’ll win the bid:

    “Olympic Park Legacy Company executives have decided the offer from the club – which would retain the athletics track – is better than Tottenham’s rival bid.”
    -BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12412739

    I’m also surprised to see a story from the Daily Mail on what seems to an otherwise forward thinking and informed site. For those unfamiliar, the Daily Mail is the UK equivalent of Fox News and is almost as unreliable and inflammatory.

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