London Stadium, commonly known as the Olympic Stadium, was constructed to serve as the home stadium for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, hosting the track and field events and opening and closing ceremonies. It was subsequently renovated as a multi-purpose stadium, with its primary tenants being West Ham United Football Club and British Athletics.
Land preparation for the stadium began in mid-2007, with the official construction start date on 22 May 2008, although piling works for the foundation began four weeks before. The stadium held its first public event in March 2012, serving as the finish line for a celebrity running event organised by the National Lottery. Following the Paralympics the stadium was used intermittently whilst under renovation, before re-opening in July 2016 with a capacity of 60,000. The decision to make West Ham United the main tenants was controversial, with the initial tenancy process having to be rerun.
The London Stadium tour is a self-guided multimedia tour. Navigate your way through the various informative themes, be it football, athletics, or a little bit of everything. There will be opportunities to watch goals and races, walk through the tunnel, sit in the stands, visit the dugout and explore the changing rooms amongst much more. And of course, there are unique photo opportunities as you would expect from a unique stadium as well as a free personalised certificate at the end of the tour.
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park