Despite having plans for a new ground approved by Haringey Council just yesterday, Tottenham Hotspur has registered an interest in the Olympic Stadium venue.
Tottenham’s application for the Northumberland Development Project stadium scheme was unanimously approved by councilors last night. But as the deadline for requests on the Olympic Stadium approached, the Premiership club decided to keep all its options open by bidding for the Stratford venue too.
Speaking of their decision to opt for both sites Daniel Levy, Tottenham Chairman said:"Clearly we are delighted with this unanimous decision and are grateful to all those who expressed such clear support for the plans. I should stress that there is still much work to be done. We shall continue to work with Haringey Council and the application will now be considered by the Mayor of London and referred to the Secretary of State.
"In the meantime I can also confirm we have registered an interest in the Olympic Stadium site within the deadline of 30 September, in conjunction with AEG (Europe), the world's largest entertainment and facilities management company.
"It is only prudent and good management that we ensure that we investigate all possible options for the Club. We were informed by the Olympic Park Legacy Company that were we not to register an interest at this time, there would not be an opportunity at any future date.
"We have always maintained that we wouldn't undertake any project that could undermine the overall financial stability and future success of the Club and this shall remain our guiding principle going forward and in determining our best option in the interests of the Club and all its fans and stakeholders.
Tottenham will now compete with Premiership rivals West Ham for control of the stadium after the London 2012 Olympics draw to a close.