During the Olympic Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics (except Marathons and Race Walks)
During the Paralympic Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics (except Marathons)
After the Games
Becomes a multi-use venue, hosting sport, cultural and community events, including being the new national centre for athletics and the venue for the 2017 IAAF World Championships
March 2008 – March 2011
- The Olympic Stadium is located on an ‘island’ site, surrounded by waterways on three sides.
- Spectators will reach the venue using five bridges that link the site to the surrounding area.
- Its innovative flexible design has a lower tier with a capacity of 25,000, and an upper tier holding a further 55,000 spectators. After the Games the Olympic Stadium will have a capacity of 60,000 for legacy use.
- There are more than 700 rooms within the Stadium, with a 60m warm-up track, eight changing rooms and four prayer rooms.
- The top ring of the Stadium was built using surplus gas supply pipes – an example of London 2012′s efforts to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’.
- To meet high-definition TV standards, the Stadium is lit by 532 individual floodlights housed in 14 towers, each 28m high