Tottenham 2012 plan a corporate crime - Karren Brady
Corporate crime to demolish stadium - Brady
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has called Tottenham's plans to demolish London's Olympic Stadium once the 2012 Games are over a "corporate crime".
The Hammers, who are vying with Spurs to move into the east London stadium have vowed to keep the athletics track.
Brady told the BBC: "It's a corporate crime to spend £500m on a stadium and, just four weeks after the Games have finished, bring the bulldozers in."
However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has branded Brady's claims "irresponsible".
He said in a statement: "A lot of emotive phrasing has been used regarding the dismantling of the stadium and it is scaremongering.
Our proposal will retain around £420m worth of the Olympic Stadium, and we will re-use or recycle the £80m that will be dismantled with zero landfill
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy
"Accusations that we would demolish £500m of stadium are hugely inaccurate and highly irresponsible and I want to be very clear on this issue. Our proposal will retain around £420m worth of the Olympic Stadium, and we will re-use or recycle the £80m that will be dismantled with zero landfill.
"It is also important to remember that two thirds of the Olympic Stadium, under the original legacy plan, was to be dismantled - it was not designed to be a permanent structure.
"The original 2012 legacy promised to dismantle all of the stadium above ground leaving a sunken 25,000-capacity athletics arena - that has proved unviable.
"Recent scaremongering conveniently forgets this fact."
A decision on the future of the Olympic Park site is expected this week.
Tottenham, who are joint bidders with sports and entertainment company AEG, have said they would create an athletics legacy by contributing to the refurbishment of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace.
Supporters of West Ham, Tottenham and Leyton Orient, who are the closest league club to the Olympic Stadium and believe they will be adversely affected if either of the two Premier League clubs moves in, have demanded a meeting with the OPLC before it makes its recommendation.
Any OPLC recommendation will have to be ratified by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department of Communities and Local Government, and the London Mayor's office.
The ultimate deadline for the OLPC is the end of the financial year, although currently there is no suggestion it will take that long to make its decision.
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