Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will enable and inspire future generations of high performance and recreational athletes. Sport will be a key element of the Park’s atmosphere and personality, its open spaces and waterways designed to create a dynamic public playground, encouraging a culture of sport and active outdoor living.
The inspirational magic of the Games will live on in five world class venues, built specially for the world’s finest athletes and then transformed to meet the needs of both high performance and community sports.
Next door to the VeloPark are the mixed-use sports facilities at Eton Manor, primarily catering for tennis, hockey and five-a-side-football. These, along with the VeloPark, will be operated by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.
The eyes of the world were on this spectacular arena during the Games. It is an icon of sporting achievement, and will remain an inspiration to the champions of the future, hosting everything from community sports events to international meetings, including the 2017 World Athletics Championships, which are already secured. From 2016, the Stadium becomes the new home of West Ham United FC.
This striking building, home to two 50m pools and a diving pool, will be one of the landmarks of the Park and an ever-popular destination. As a venue for world-class competitions as well as public and community sessions, adults and children will be able to swim and dive in the same waters, and enjoy the same superb facilities, as the world’s top competitors.
The VeloPark will be the UK’s foremost cycling facility, marked out by the 6,000-seat Velodrome, alongside the BMX circuit, a 1km road cycling circuit and 8km of mountain biking tracks. With facilities for visitors to hire bikes and bring their own in for repair, the VeloPark will reinforce London’s commitment to life on two wheels.
London’s third largest indoor sports arena with flexible seating up to 7,500, the Copper Box Arena will be used for a wide range of sports and physical activities for all. It features a sprung wooden floor space big enough for 16 badminton courts, around which are concession outlets, a café, meeting rooms, hospitality spaces, a fitness centre, crèche and changing rooms.