London Stadium - The World's Stage

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London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Wembley1966 on Tue May 24, 2016 11:35 pm

New website up for London Stadium - The World's Stage

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http://www.london-stadium.com/

London Stadium brings fans together, closer to the music, sport and entertainment they love in a World Class environment. Formerly the Olympic Stadium in Stratford London, the much loved destination has now been transformed into a superb multi-use venue.

With a pedigree of hosting truly world class events, it will be the home to Premier League football with West Ham United and the national home of UK Athletics. London Stadium is still the ‘people’s’ stadium, with a close connections to the local community as well as being the Capital’s new showcase for the World’s greatest artists and performers. It’s a unique venue that takes you into the heart of the entertainment for experiences you’ll remember forever.

Food and beverage:
    20+ bars kiosks serving a range of alcoholic beverages including Real ale, wines, cider and premium beer.
    12+ Real ales bars around concourse serving traditional ales sourced by our brewery.
    Express bars serving beers, soft/hot drinks, and confectionery.
    Kiosks - Serving burgers, chicken wraps and award winning Wicks Manor sausages along with beers, soft/hot drinks.
    Street Food: Serving Stir-fry’s, burritos and carved meat sandwiches along with beers, soft/hot drinks.
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Sweeney Bod on Wed May 25, 2016 12:05 am

Just to add to your post

Key figures

More than 30 big events a year: West Ham United FC home games, Athletics events, concerts, rugby,..

Around 500,000 spectators in 2015: Rugby World Cup, Diamond League, Rugby Football League, Barbarians rugby game, Race of Champions

58 trains per hour at Stratford, 20 different bus routes

At around 45,000sq metres and 84m at its deepest point, the new roof will be the longest cantilevered roof in the world

Transformation work includes installing the largest roof of its kind in the world, a community track, innovative retractable seating, spectator and hospitality facilities and external landscaping.

5,000 people will have worked 2 million man hours once the Stadium transformation is complete. The peak workforce is expected to reach 500 workers on site with over 30 apprentices also being recruited from the local area.

The Stadium will meet UEFA Category 4 classification and will be a fully compliant IAAF Category 1 athletics facility

The new football pitch will be 105m x 68m which is equivalent to Wembley Stadium, the Emirates, the Etihad and Old Trafford.

60,000 seats in football mode, and 80,000 seats in concert mode

16 executive boxes and 3,600 corporate hospitality seats

428 wheelchair user accessible viewing spaces

35 catering outlets
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Vienna on Wed May 25, 2016 12:21 am

Do we think thats the name it will be known as THE LONDON STADIUM.
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Sweeney Bod on Wed May 25, 2016 12:56 am

Vienna wrote:Do we think thats the name it will be known as THE LONDON STADIUM.


I posted in another thread that I think it is a pre naming rights move. The IOC are a bit funny with the Olympic name being mixed with commercial advertising that they have no control over and that they don't benefit from.

After the Sydney Olympics, they renamed their Olympic Stadium, calling it "Stadium Australia" prior to the naming rights being sold.

All the stadiums we know as Olympic Stadiums, eg Rome, Berlin, Munich and Athens etc have never sold naming rights.
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Wembley1966 on Wed May 25, 2016 1:12 am

This is also being done for our Europa matches - as it cannot be referenced by a commercial name and all ticketing, advertising, programmes, etc have to refer to it by a non-commercial name. e.g. Arsenal play all their Champions League matches at Ashburton Grove.

Post the Olympics, up until yesterday it has been officially known as 'The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park'.

We're also stitching up the use of 'London' in our branding. Looks like elsewhere it's going to have to be Northumberland Park Stadium!
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Boleyn Bill on Wed May 25, 2016 2:13 pm

Wembley1966 wrote:This is also being done for our Europa matches - as it cannot be referenced by a commercial name and all ticketing, advertising, programmes, etc have to refer to it by a non-commercial name. e.g. Arsenal play all their Champions League matches at Ashburton Grove.

Post the Olympics, up until yesterday it has been officially known as 'The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park'.

We're also stitching up the use of 'London' in our branding. Looks like elsewhere it's going to have to be Northumberland Park Stadium!

Would they just use a standard name of "Tottenham Hotspur Stadium" or something like that? Surely they could also just recycle the name of "White Hart Lane"? Whereas we have to have a generic name because we don't actually own the stadium.
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Sweeney Bod on Wed May 25, 2016 2:20 pm

The new Stadium is nearer to the actual White Hart Lane than the old one. Never really understood why they called the stadium that as it would be like West Ham calling our old ground "Barking Road"
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Boleyn Bill on Wed May 25, 2016 2:30 pm

Sweeney Bod wrote:The new Stadium is nearer to the actual White Hart Lane than the old one. Never really understood why they called the stadium that as it would be like West Ham calling our old ground "Barking Road"

Good point. Did it relate to the train station perhaps? Was that there before the ground was?
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Sweeney Bod on Wed May 25, 2016 2:42 pm

Boleyn Bill wrote:Good point. Did it relate to the train station perhaps? Was that there before the ground was?


Ah, I did not think of that. Just checked Wikipedia and indeed the station predates the stadium...as you were.
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Re: London Stadium - The World's Stage

Postby Oldun on Wed May 25, 2016 5:51 pm

I think White Hart Lane is used like some called our ground Upton Park.
Our grounds name of course was the Boleyn and theirs is officially called the Cess Pit.
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