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Location: 103-113 Marshgate Ln, Stratford, London, United  Kingdom

Architect: Populous (a.k.a. HOK Sport)
Structural engineer: Buro Happold
Services engineer: Buro Happold
Main contractors: Sir Robert McAlpine
Construction cost: 486 Million Pounds
Capacity: 80,000

Design and construction status
The stadium design was launched on 7 November 2007. The architect, Populous, is an architectural firm specializing in the design of sports facilities and convention centres, as well as planning of major special events. As a "unique 80,000 seat stadium, it will be the centrepiece for the 2012 Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics events, converting down to a 60,000 seat permanent stadium after the Games, when it will become the new home for West Ham United, combined with other sporting, community and educational uses", according to LOCOG.

 

Information is used from:

www.news.bbc.co.uk

www.london2012.com

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