About London Stadium
Built to host London 2012, the former Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to Premier League football club West Ham United and UK Athletics. With rock concerts through the intervening months, our versatile venue has also seen us host the Rugby World Cup, international and domestic Rugby Union, The Race of Champions, the RFL Four Nations and was home for the first Major League Baseball games to be played in Europe.
With a commitment to serve as the heart of the local community, we are proud to call Stratford our home, benefitting from unsurpassed transport links from Stratford, Stratford International, Pudding Mill Lane and Hackney Wick stations.
Stadium features include:
- 60,000 seats when operating in football mode
- UEFA ‘Category Four stadium status
- 80,000 capacity for concerts including free-flow between the field of play and lower tier
- The longest cantilevered roof in the world
- Adjacent community track managed by our globally renowned grounds team
- 35 catering outlets
- 428 wheelchair viewing spaces
- Hospitality lounges and executive boxes with a combined capacity of 3600
- Re-configurable lower-tier seating that brings football fans closer to the action while providing the flexibility to reveal additional floor space for concerts and athletics
- 58 trains per hour from Stratford
Served by 20 bus routes
E20 STADIUM LLP
The Stadium is owned by the E20 STADIUM LLP, a London Legacy Development Corporation body set up to transform and manage London Stadium.
LONDON LEGACY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The London Legacy Development Corporation promotes and delivers physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area, in particular by maximising the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a place unlike any other. Spread across 560 acres of beautiful parklands with historic waterways, famous sporting venues and a vibrant arts and events programme. At the Park’s centre sits the former Olympic Stadium, a world-class, multi-use venue that will play host to Premier League football, concerts, international athletics and The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. As the new heart of east London, the Park will provide future homes, jobs and an unrivalled education and cultural district housing Sadler’s Wells, V&A East, UAL’s London College of Fashion and UCL East.
More info: http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/
LONDON STADIUM 185 – STADIUM OPERATOR
In February 2015, London Stadium 185 (LS185), a subsidiary of VINCI Stadium, was appointed by E20 to operate the venue on a day-to-day basis. In January 2019, E20 agreed with VINCI Stadium for E20 to take on the business and bring it in-house. LS185 continues to be responsible for all aspects of running and managing the Stadium as well as bringing in new events and activity. Events staged to date include the London 2017 World Athletics Championships, Premier League football, Rugby Union Premiership and concerts by some of the world’s leading bands.
London Stadium 185 draw on the expertise and local anchor of VINCI Facilities UK for maintenance tasks and on the expertise of Delaware North to handle catering.
VINCI Facilities is a leading facilities management, building solutions and maintenance provider delivering sustainable solutions for today’s business challenges. Our solutions are commercially sound and highly customer focused, providing clients with the information necessary to make strategic decisions about their estate.
As part of the wider VINCI group, we offer customers an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise, leveraging our technical experience in the built environment to deliver added value across our sectors of operation. Via a network of local and national teams, we provide a matrix of facilities management, building maintenance, refurbishment and project management solutions designed to meet the challenges of modern organisations.
We offer a comprehensive range of facilities management and building solution services which, when integrated, allow our customers to realise cost savings and efficiency gains. Our management teams monitor workflow and manage performance against strict KPIs, providing our customers cost certainty, consistency of service and improved efficiency.
At VINCI Facilities we have experience of working with a range of clients, from healthcare, schools and higher education establishments to retail sites in the UK and Europe, social housing and high-profile public and corporate estates. We have the expertise to help you reduce your expenditure, improve your carbon footprint and deliver efficiencies, whilst protecting your business.
Delaware North take responsibility for event day hospitality catering, the general admission food and beverage offer and the marketing and management of non event day conferences and functions. Delaware North will also be responsible for the marketing, sales and delivery of all tours of the South Park Stadium, as part of the venue’s continued celebrated legacy.
“We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract for the London Stadium. The legacy of the Olympics will forever endow the stadium with fame and prestige, and it is an honour that Delaware North will play an integral role in the next stage of the journey. We have global experience in providing stadium hospitality and catering with operations across four continents. It is this expertise that Delaware North will bring to the London Stadium, ensuring that we deliver a world class service to visitors, fans and spectators in the coming years.” Doug Tetley, Managing Director at Delaware North UK.
Founded in 1915, Delaware North has grown into one of the most admired hospitality and food service companies in the world with 60,000+ employees serving half a billion customers in locations that include national parks, luxury resorts, sports stadia and arenas, gaming venues, and travel hospitality in airports.