David Gold comments on West Ham United’s ground-share prospects with Tottenham Hotspur

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West Ham United chairman David Gold hints that the club may not be willing to share the Olympic Stadium with Tottenham Hotspur for the 2017-18 season.

Tottenham Hotspur could be without a stadium of their own for the 2017-18 season. The North London club are looking to leave White Hart Lane for a better stadium that can hold more spectators, but they may have to find an alternative venue during that campaign while construction work is carried out.

A number of solutions has been put forward, including Spurs playing their home matches at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. Another option is for Tottenham to share the Olympic Stadium with city-rivals West Ham United.

Both the clubs wanted to take over the stadium that was used for the 2012 London Olympics, but West Ham were chosen by the Olympic Park Legacy Committee in 2011.

The London Legacy Development Committee has now stated that if Spurs were to make an approach regarding the use of the Olympic Stadium for the 2017-18 season, then they would ‘certainly talk’.

However, West Ham chairman David Gold does not seem to be keen on the idea. The Hammers are scheduled to move into their new home for the 2016-17 season, and the 78-year-old Englishman has hinted that they may not be willing to allow their rivals to share it with them.

Gold also gave his prediction on West Ham’s Premier League clash against Hull City at the KC Stadium on Monday.

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