Integrated into a central location within the London 2012 Olympic Park is the Park Live area, featuring a giant double-sided live screen the height of three double decker buses.
The area will be the only place in the Olympic Park to watch live action on a giant screen, with coverage being provided by the BBC and Channel 4.
On a specially created 250 acre parkland, between the Basketball Arena and Velodrome on one side of the River Lee and the Riverbank Arena and Copper Box on the other bank, the park will feature picnic lawns with space for up to 10,000 fans and giant ‘floating’ screens in the middle of the river.
There will also be a live stage where medal-winning athletes and other celebrity guests will address the crowds. Created by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in partnership with sponsors British Airways, the new green space will later benefit local residents and will encourage wildlife, as a legacy to the Games.
Organisers hope that the space will replicate the convivial atmosphere generated on ‘Henman Hill’ at Wimbledon, with fans attending events stopping in before or after they enter the various arenas and with general Olympic Park tickets being distributed to those without tickets for sporting events.
Of course there will be further celebrations at Olympic ‘Live Sites’ in numerous other locations across London, including Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Victoria Park, Potters Fields, Waltham Forest and Woolwich, and around the rest of the UK in city centres and beyond – with Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Plymouth amongst the cities joining the London 2012 party.
Find your way to the Olympic Park here.
Find your way around the Olympic Park here.
How to get there?: The park can be reached by all modes of transport, but the recommended routes are rail, underground, Docklands Light Railway, bus or coach. National Rail, London Underground and DLR all serve Stratford station to the east of the park and West Ham station to the south, while Transport for London has bus stops in the area and there will be coach services to the park.
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