Hearing finds there is no grounds for a judicial review

Two London football clubs have had their bids for a judicial review into the decision to award the Olympic Stadium to West Ham rejected.

Tottenham and Leyton Orient contested the board decision of the Olympic Park Legacy Company – in an attempt to block West Ham’s move to the stadium after next year’s Olympic games.

Mr Justice Davis rejected the application for a judicial review however the option of another legal challenge is still open to both clubs.

A statement on the Spurs website said the club would consider the option to launch an appeal. The statement added:

“The club continues to hold discussions with both local and national government bodies in order to seek to determine a feasible stadium solution.

West Ham intends to convert the 80,000-seater stadium into a multi-purpose 60,000-capacity arena. The club, in conjunction with Newham Council, has secured a 250-year lease commencing from 2014.  

A spokesman for the OPLC said: ‘The court has today decided to refuse both Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient permission to pursue a judicial review challenge in relation to Legacy Company’s decision to select a preferred bidder for the Olympic Stadium.”