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Get a stadium and retractable seats paid for by the taxpayer. Still moan. Happy Hammers indeed.

Maybe they could build their own somewhere else if they want a perfect football stadium?

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RMB2007 on SSC is doing a great job finding photos on Twitter....

What a view

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https://twitter.com/jr_booth/media


and Eton Manor...

Eton Manor

During the Olympics:

Construction of a covered permanent sports, leisure & entertainment centre. Construction of 13 temporary outdoor tennis courts & associated temporary stadia (total seating capacity of 10,500). Construction of permanent underlay for hockey stadium. Construction of 5 indoor swimming pools.


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Removal of temporary structures. Retention of 4 outdoor tennis courts & construction of 2 additional tennis courts. Completion of construction of 3,000 seat hockey stadium. Construction of second hockey venue. Alterations to a covered sports, leisure and entertainment venue (including internal alterations to form 4 indoor tennis courts).


From @MntPleasant:



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We took 3,000 of the black tip up seats from the dismantled Basketball Arena and reinstalled them in a stand overlooking the pitches at the new British Hockey Centre on the Eton Manor site within the Queen Elizabeth park.

This is a great example of how the team behind the London 2012 games are trying to capitalise on the investment made for the games and re-use the equipment elsewhere.

The tip up seats are from our Mirage range. 20 of them have been installed for VIP guests and feature arm rests.


http://www.slick-seating.com/news.html
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Rob,

Do you know if the streets in this area are open to the public?

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Sorry, I missed this post. I'm not actually local to the area, and only visit it occasionally so I'm not going to be much use in answering questions like that. Sorry!

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Sorry, I missed this post. I'm not actually local to the area, and only visit it occasionally so I'm not going to be much use in answering questions like that. Sorry!

No problem! I'm planning to go to London this month, and was wondering if that part was already open to the public. :)

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First events in the Aquatics Centre:

21-23 March - Sport Relief

http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/events/2013/10/sport-relief-2014

25-27 April - Diving world series

http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/news/news-articles/2013/11/aquatics-centre-to-host-diving-elite

First event in the Velodrome:

14-15 March - The revolution series

http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/events/2013/9/the-revolution-series

https://www.quaytickets.com/revolution/Online/default.asp (tickets)

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Tom Newby ‏@tomnewby

The London Olympic stadium is now almost completely de-crowned @POP_London @burohappold pic.twitter.com/wxCPcXKILY

https://twitter.com/tomnewby/status/408905663113605120/photo/1

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Miss A Kiss ‏@MissAKis 8 december

Incredible sunset over the London Olympic Stadium today http://instagram.com/p/hq7v2PmiZb/

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Our stadium :(

Indeed,I understand yoshi's sentimental feeling.But only things that have visible shapes are not always heritages IMO.

You UK and London 2012 left so many invisible treasures. I was impressed by the sprits of charity ,"sustainability" not cliched word "eco",finest attitudes of spectators,high standards of understanding other people from outside of UK. ;)

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Sport bounces back

Figures published today show that 15.5 million people are playing sport once a week, every week, an increase of over 1.5m since London won the bid to host the Games. We are the first host nation to have increased the number of people playing sport off the back of the Games and today we see the continuing positive impact of London 2012 on people’s sporting habits.

When figures were published in June they showed a small dip reflecting the exceptionally cold winter when icy roads and waterlogged pitches kept people at home. Today’s figures indicate that once the snow had cleared people got back on their bikes and put on their trainers. This shows that more people are continuing to play sport and the growth we saw in 2012 was not just a post-Olympic bounce.

The figures also reveal a record 1.67 million disabled people now playing sport each week, up by 62,000 over the last year. This is testament both to the impact of the Paralympic Games and Sport England’s increased investment in the grassroots.

There are also record numbers when it comes to people of BME origin with 2.7 million now playing sport once a week every week.

Although the data shows record participation numbers for many areas, there is still more to be done. Figures for the 16-25 year old age group have declined by 51,000 over the last year to 3.74 million. While this means the majority of this age group still play sport regularly the numbers are not going up. The evidence shows a sharp drop in the popularity of traditional sports like football and netball, and Sport England is committed to making sure young people have a wider range of sporting activities to choose from.

To read the results in full, visit our Research pages. http://www.sportengland.org/research/who-plays-sport/

http://www.sportengland.org/media-centre/news/2013/december/12/sport-bounces-back/

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I get the sense that the Olympic bell, and it's future place in Olympic Park, could be a substitute for a cauldron? As cauldrons often become the shrine to the Olympics (Sydney's certainly serves that role out at Homebush), maybe the bell will be that place for London.

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I get the sense that the Olympic bell, and it's future place in Olympic Park, could be a substitute for a cauldron? As cauldrons often become the shrine to the Olympics (Sydney's certainly serves that role out at Homebush), maybe the bell will be that place for London.

As is Berlin's bell now.

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It'd be nice if it's in a position where it's able to be used on occasion, so slightly off the ground. Not so low that just anyone could ring it, but not so high that it's hard to see for visitors.

Then you could set up a platform and, say the velodrome is holding a World Championships, get Chris Hoy to ring it to signal the start...something along those lines anyway. It could become a tradtition within the Park to ring the bell to signal the start of events, or at things like New Years etc.

It'd be a bit sad if it ended up like Berlin's bell, not least for those who made it. It is, after all, a musical instrument.

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It'd be nice if it's in a position where it's able to be used on occasion, so slightly off the ground. Not so low that just anyone could ring it, but not so high that it's hard to see for visitors.

Then you could set up a platform and, say the velodrome is holding a World Championships, get Chris Hoy to ring it to signal the start...something along those lines anyway. It could become a tradtition within the Park to ring the bell to signal the start of events, or at things like New Years etc.

It'd be a bit sad if it ended up like Berlin's bell, not least for those who made it. It is, after all, a musical instrument.

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they might see it hanging on the 'chav tower' :P:rolleyes: but i agree that it must be used as a bell. maybe used as a clock bell. we might even see an additional line to 'oranges and lemons'.

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they might see it hanging on the 'chav tower' :P:rolleyes: but i agree that it must be used as a bell.

I wondered about that possibility, specifically that it could be hung below the observation deck- but photos suggest that there isn't room between struts. And I suspect that there are all sorts of reasons why dramatically hanging a 23-tonne bell, with a cross-section approaching 9 square metres, from the apex of the upper loop is a bad idea.

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Maybe in a combination with a floodlight?

"At least one is expected to be "planted" in the Olympic Park as an art installation and permanent reminder of how the stadium looked in its glory days." (http://www.itv.com/news/london/2013-11-27/olympic-stadium-floodlights-finally-lose-their-dazzle/)

Well, that's Sport England's take. Depends how you look at the numbers I guess...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/25356001

Thanks for the link.

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I visited the QEOP and East Village yesterday. The streets in red are open:

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I'll post some photos later today / tomorrow

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I am so proud to say I am from and live across the Thames from this amazing Olympic Park Best Olympic Park in History in my Opinion - 2nd favorite is Munich, 3rd favorite is Beijing, 4th favorite is Rio Masterplan and 5th is Tokyo Masterplan 2020

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