Boris Johnson, London's mayor, has indicated that he wishes for a football club to take over ownership of London's 2012 Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London once the games are over. West Ham United is the local football club - West Ham tube station is one stop from Stratford.
West Ham is the only football club whose move into the Olympic Stadium can be assured of gaining the requisite political consent. Stratford is firmly in the West Ham catchment area, and a long way from the traditional catchment of other football clubs. Were Spurs to propose moving into Stratford, there is a high chance of virulent local opposition, by the Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, who has consistently championed West Ham's move there, and by other political authorities. There is currently rising concern in the UK about the way the traditions of the Premier League are being commercially transformed, and resistance to unwelcome change would be a populist stance. When Chelsea proposed alternative sites outside their traditional catchment within the last eighteen months, the football regulatory and political authorities did not react favourably.