West Ham United’s Vice-Chairman Karren Brady has claimed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will be envious of what West Ham have been able to achieve with the Olympic Stadium. In her column for The Sun, Brady claimed that the fact that West Ham have been able to move into a 60,000 seater stadium in the middle of London at such a low cost, is something that won’t sit well with the Tottenham chairman.
Tottenham are themselves close to completing work on a brand new 62,062-capacity stadium in the same sight where White Hart Lane stood. The stadium which boasts of some state of the art features including a retractable pitch in order to host NFL games has set the club back by a considerable part of a billion pounds by some estimates.
Brady, while writing a piece defending the Manchester United board on their decision to sack Jose Mourinho, delved into West Ham’s achievements in securing the Olympic stadium as her new home.
She wrote, “Engineering a move to a 60,000-seater stadium, slap in the middle of London, our prime area, helping our community in any number of ways, having the cheapest tickets in the Premier League and doing so at a cost that must turn Spurs chairman Daniel Levy green with envy makes me a target for some social media smarties who don’t know a good thing from a kick in the breaches.”
Tottenham also put in a bid for the Olympic stadium a few years ago but the bid was rejected since the Spurs proposal involved getting rid of the running track in the stadium. One thing is for sure – However Levy feels about the stadium, Tottenham fans will certainly be pleased that the club has opted to stay in North London.
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