LEYTON ORIENT have followed Spurs by announcing they have launched a judicial review against Newham Council over its role in helping West Ham United win the right to move into the Olympic stadium post-2012.
Spurs revealed on Wednesday they was also taking the borough to court over the same issue which revolves around Newham’s offer of a £40m loan to West Ham to convert the stadium after the Olympic Games.
The O’s chairman Barry Hearn claims the potential move, which would see the Hammers offer discounted tickets to the 60,000 seat venue, could destroy his club, who long established in the east end of London.
“We are saying West Ham we don’t want you in the Olympic Stadium,” he said. “It’s not your patch, you’ve got a nice football ground that you can’t fill up at the moment, you are going to put us out of business.”