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Olympics 2012: Main Stadium
The main Olympic Stadium for the 2012 London Olympics.
The London Olympic Stadium will be the centrepiece of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The stadium will have an 80,000 capacity making it temporarily the third-largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. 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 unofficially began 4 weeks ahead of that date.
The design features a stadium bowl holding the 25,000 permanent seats, surrounded by 55,000 demountable seats that will taken away after the Games.
After the Games, it will be transformed into a 25,000 capacity Athletics stadium and will host a variety of sporting, educational, cultural and community events. It will be a sustainable and vibrant facility, attracting other businesses and investment and acting as a hub for the communities living in and around the Olympic Park.