Letters were sent to MPs this week, claiming that a study commissioned by West Ham’s contractors, Westfield, shows the energy used in knocking down the Olympic Stadium, as Spurs intend to, and building a new arena would be enough to run it for “more than 80 years”.
Meanwhile, West Ham co-owner David Gold insists that the athletics track will not be ripped out at a later date if their plans to produce a multi-purpose stadium prove to unfeasible.
He said: “The track stays. It’s fundamental. I would not be able to come along and dig up the track.”