London 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympic Venues




Olympic Stadium

The stadium will have seats for 80,000 people but will be converted to a 25,000 seat venue after the Olympics. It will also host the opening and closing ceremonies.

Aquatics Centre

The main competition pool will hold 17,500 spectators for the swimming and diving events. Waterpolo will be held in a temporary venue next door that will hold 5,000 people.

Basketball Arena

The arena will hold 12,000 people for the basketball preliminary rounds and quarter finals and will also host the handball semis and finals.

Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre

This venue is located 40 minutes from central London and will hold 12,000 spectators.

Earl's Court

This existing exhibition centre will be converted into a 15,000 seat arena for the duration of the Games.

Eton Dorney

The current rowing facilities at Eton College will be upgraded and will hold 20,000 spectators.

ExCel Arena

An existing exhibition centre that will be converted into four arenas.

Greenwich Park

A temporary arena will be built within the grounds of the National Maritime Museum and will hold 23,000.

Hadleigh Farm

Temporary stands will hold 3,000 people sitting as well as thousands more standing around the course.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Hampden Park is located a few miles south of Glasgow's city centre and holds 52,000 spectators.

Handball Arena

The structure will have seats for 6,000 people and will be converted to a multi-sport venue after the Olympics.

Hockey Centre

The centre will have two pitches, one holding 15,000 and the other 5,000 spectators.

Horse Guards Parade

Sand will be brought in to create a 'beach' and a temporary arena will hold 12,000 people.

Hyde Park

A temporary grandstand will hold 3,000 spectators in addition to the thousands that will line the triathlon course.

Lord's Cricket Ground

Home to cricket since 1814, Lord's will be temporarily transformed to hold two 6,500 capacity archery fields.

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Millennium Stadium is in Cardiff's city centre. It has a retractable roof and holds 74,600 people.

North Greenwich Area 1

This is the O2 Centre (former Millenium Done) but the name has been changed to comply with Olympics rules. It will seat 20,000 people for basketball and 16,500 for gymnastics.

North Greenwich Area 2

The arena will hold 6,000 spectators and the whole venue will be relocated after the Olympics.

Old Trafford, Manchester

Legendary Old Trafford is located within a few miles of Manchester City and, at 76,000 seats, it's the second largest football stadium in the UK.

Regent's Park

There will be 3,000 seats built in the park to view the end of the road race as well as other opportunities to watch all along the course.

Royal Artillery Barracks

Temporary and relocatable shooting ranges will be built to hold 7,500 spectators.

St. James Park, Newcastle

St. James Park is in Newcastle's city centre only a 10 minute walk from Central Station. It holds 52,000 spectators.


The VeloPark will consist of a 6,000 seat velodrome for track cycling and a the BMX circuit will also have seats for 6,000 people.

Villa Park, Birmingham

Villa Park is to the east of Manchester's city centre, accessible by train in 10 minutes. The stadium currently holds 43,000 but there are plans to increase capacity to 51,000 by 2012.

Wembley Stadium

Wembly Stadium holds 90,000 people and has a sliding roof to keep out the London rain.

Weymouth and Portland

Existing facilities have been upgraded and a ticketing strategy is being developed to possibly include paid spots in the traditionally free event.


Wimbledon is already a world class tennis facility able to hold up to 30,000 people.

2012 Olympics Dates

July 27th - August 12th

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