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Spurs plan will replace 2012 stadium

Tottenham Hotspur plans to demolish the 2012 Olympic Stadium if it wins the battle against West Ham to take over the site, the Premiership football club revealed this week.

It wants to knock down the £496M venue and replace it with a football-orientated stadium, similar to that planned for the club’s current north London site.
The Olympic Stadium is designed with 25,000 permanent seats to be supplemented with 55,000 temporary seats for the Games.

However, the Tottenham stadium, designed by Architect KSS and structural engineer Buro Happold, would have a 60,000 capacity.

The club is also unimpressed by the plan to have all of the Olympic Stadium concessions outside.

KSS chairman David Keirle branded it a “sophisticated Meccano set”.

“It is designed with minimal facilities,” he added. “All the concessions are outside, it has no toilets, suites, boxes and very limited hospitality. It doesn’t have a roof.”
As part of the proposals to offer an Olympic legacy, Tottenham has said it would upgrade the existing athletics track at Crystal Palace’s National Sports Centre in south London.

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