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Hammers get green light

West Ham United have been chosen to take over the London 2012 Olympics stadium after fending off rival bidders Tottenham, it was reported last night.

Both clubs had submitted bids to the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) which is holding a meeting tomorrow to confirm West Ham as its preferred choice.

Should West Ham, whose plan would retain an athletics track, be confirmed as the OPLC's preferred tenants, it would still need to be ratified by the UK government and London's mayor Boris Johnson.

Spurs' plan attracted criticism as the club were going to demolish most of the £500m stadium and replace it with a 60,000-seat purpose-built football stadium.

Irish Independent