London Development Agency is said to be considering building a new Premier League football ground on the site
Olympic chiefs were facing fresh embarrassment today after it reports claimed the £525m stadium may be knocked down after the games.
The London Development Agency is said to be considering plans to demolish the 2012 venue and build a Premier League football club.
The plan is seen as a potentially cheaper alternative to subsidising the site as an athletes venue and a way to prevent it becoming a “white elephant”.
The original plan was to remove 55,000 seats after the games, leaving a 25,000-capacity athletics arena.
Tottenham and West Ham are thought to be likely contenders to want to move into the site.
Another Olympic project – the Athlete’s village – also came under scrutiny this week after Nigel Hugill, face of the project at developer Lend Lease, resigned.