2012 London Olympic Stadium Venue

Olympic Stadium Key Facts

Location 103-113 Marshgate Ln, Stratford, London,United Kingdom
Broke ground 2007 2012 London Olympic Stadium
Built 2011 (estimated)
Operator Olympic Delivery Authority
Surface Track & Field (Grass)
Construction cost £537 Million
Architect Populous
Structural engineer Buro Happold
Services engineer Buro Happold
Main contractors Sir Robert McAlpine
Capacity 80,000

2012 London Olympic Stadium Key Facts

  • Sport: 
  • Capacity: 80,000 (55,000 of which can be removed)
  • Location: In the south of the Olympic Park
  • New permanent venue

About the Olympic Stadium:

Olympic stadium for London Olympic 2012 will be at Marshgate Lane in Stratford in the Lower Lea Valley, London, United Kingdom. The Stadium features approximately 80,000 spectators to be accommodated in it with much more facilities for the audience. Although the preparation of the land for the stadium was started in the mid of 2007 but the actual date of official construction of the stadium was on 22 May 2008. It has been estimated that the construction would be finished in 2011. Olympic is the famous sport events all over the world and getting success in any of the event of Olympic is considered as the greatest achievement of one’s life.

The place and the design of the Olympic Stadium:

The design of the Olympic Stadium was started in November 7, 2007 as the stadium will be the centerpiece for the 2012 Games, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies and all the athletics events as well. 25,000 seating had been assembled in 2009 as the constructing team found soft clay on the site and the team excavated the stadium's track and field area.  More 55,000 spectators will be accommodated in lightweight steel and concrete upper tier that can be more feasible for the spectators.
The site of the Olympic Stadium is on previous industrialized land between the Old River Lea and the City Mill River as it looks very beautiful to get a well connection between both the rivers. The Old River Lea rejoins with the Navigation below Old Ford Lock and that also connects Old Pudding Mill River as it is a part of the Bow Back Rivers and as a whole the entire look of the site is turned very beautiful.

Services for the Spectator in the Olympic Stadium:

Food outlets will be restricted in the 80,000 seating area that will reduce the need for kitchens and higher levels of fire protection associated with cooking because that is made for further security in the playing zone. Spectators gathered to eat and drink and watch the action on big screens as it is planned for party concourses for outside the stadium. This planning is made by the veteran architects as they have copied this facility from fan zones at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Pods will be known as spectators’ toilet areas and this will be recycled with shipping containers and the water and sewage management for self contained. Spectators will get most feasible facilities and services in this stadium while enjoying the game of this great event of sports.

Reaction Services in the Olympic Stadium:

Although the Olympic Stadium has been receiving mixed responses from the media but there are lot of sustainable developments to be entertained.
Some of the most important issues have been found so far for the Olympic Stadium –

  • The temporary roof able to reuse for coating the permanent 25,000 seating area as it is different in size
  • The seating area is unlikely that the removed seating would be wanted for any other event
  • The costs involved in dismantling the stadium has not been stabilized into the estimated cost

However, the entire completion of the stadium is likely to be finished in summer 2011.