London Stadium

Key Facts

Address Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Capacity 80,000 seats
Build Date 2012

London Stadium

Description

Olympic Stadium is today known as London Stadium. It is located in Stratford, just about 6 miles away from Central London. The stadium was built for Olympics and Paralympics that took place in 2012. It was significantly renovated to allow using it for different purposes. The capacity of the stadium was increased up to 80,000. The ground is mainly shared between West Ham United F. C. and British Athletics.

The redevelopment of the stadium started in 2007. The first public event took place at the stadium in the spring of 2012. In 2014, there was announced that Vinci SA, a French company would sign a contract allowing it to run the stadium for 10 years. In 2015, Vinci Stadium started to manage the stadium according to a 25-year contract. In the same year, it became the ground for the games during Rugby World Cup, for matches of England rugby league, and a range of Athletics championships.

In 2016, the capacity of London Stadium was decreased, and the stadium was re-opened with the capacity of 60,000. The stadium is also used for other events. Every year, London Stadium is used as the finish of the Great Newham London Run. The ground is also suitable for other sporting competitions, including baseball, cricket, and more.

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