Copper Box Arena Venue Guide



Copper Box Arena Venue Guide
Copper Box Arena Venue Guide
In partnership with
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Copper Box Arena
hosted Handball and Modern Pentathlon Fencing during
the Olympic Games, and Goalball during the Paralympic
Located in the west of the Park close to Hackney Wick
Station, the venue will be one of the first to open to the
public following its transformation from Games mode,
and is designed to be a flexible and versatile modern
sporting facility.
The venue will be available for the whole community, and
due to its flexible design will be able to host a variety of
different sports. There are already court markings within
the multi purpose sports hall for Badminton, Basketball,
Handball, Netball and Volleyball.
There will also be a modern and state of the art 80–100
station Gym and Studio delivering a comprehensive
range of fitness sessions and group exercise classes.
Venue specification
We are currently developing a fun and exciting
community programme which will include:
•Casual use including come and try sessions
•Sports courses for a variety of different sports
•A comprehensive health and fitness product
•Targeted sessions for community groups
•Community Club and School use
•Crèche and Café facilities
Alongside this, we are also discussing with a number
of Governing Bodies the development of performance
programmes for a range of different sports, along with
the possibility of the venue becoming the base for elite
In addition, as the third largest Arena in London, the Arena
will be available to host a variety of sporting and non
sporting activities including international, national and
regional sporting events, a range of non sporting events
including concerts, shows, exhibitions and conferences.
Arena floor dimensions
•With portable seats retracted – L64.1m x W42.4m
(2,717 sq m)
•With portable seats fully extended – L50.95m x
W29.73m (1,514 sq m)
Roof height
•Clear height of 12.5m
•Roof loading: up to 40 tonnes
•Floor loading: 2,640lbs/m2 or 197kg/m2 (providing
it is evenly spread and the floor is suitably
•Lighting: Up to 1,500 lux lighting
•Light pipes to enable field of play to operate under
natural daylight. Blackout valve to condition light
when required
Field of play
Bookings and enquiries
We are currently taking enquiries for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Copper Box. Please visit for more information.
Employment opportunities
In addition, both the Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena will create a number of job opportunities for local people.
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•Sprung wooden floor in situ
•The Arena has the potential for the following
court configurations:
• Badminton x 10
• Basketball x 3
• Handball / Futsal x 3
• Volleyball x 3
• Netball x 3
•The total area is divisible into 3 halls using
dividing curtains
•Central show court for Basketball / Handball /
Spectators facilities
•6,000 seats with the ability for a further 1,500 on the
field of play
•Seating capacities:
• 3254 upper tier seats
• 638 concourse seats, plus 61 positions suitable for
• 2040 lower tier seats, plus 7 positions suitable for wheelchairs
•Separate event entrance for managed and controlled
•Up to 9 concession stands
•Potential for external concession points
•Size and type of stage – TBC
Approximate seat availability – end stage
•Upper Tier
•Lower Tier
•Field of Play
End Stage
Loading and service yard
•2 x service and vehicle entry points to field of play
level each 45m2
•Potential for additional back of house support
Ground floor
Back stage
•Sound and lighting control
•Commentary tribunes
•Press tribunes
•Various multi purpose rooms available for artistes
/ event management etc
•4 unisex changing rooms to cater for teams of up
to 24 each 70 – 75m2 each
Car parking
•Approximately 150 dedicated spaces within the
nearby multi-storey car park. Other public car
parking available across the Queen Elizabeth
Olympic Park
•Potential for further spaces to be released on
event days subject to availability
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About GLL
GLL is a charitable social enterprise which has pioneered new ways of delivering and
investing in community sport, leisure and cultural services.
GLL manages over 100 sports and leisure venues for 27 key partner organisations. GLL
are the largest public sport and leisure operator in the UK.
We are passionate about bringing ‘social added value’; doing what others can do but
with more depth, more innovation and better all round outcomes.
We are proud of our staff ownership and the empowerment and commitment that
brings to our organisation.
GLL is proud to operate the Copper Box Arena and Aquatics Centre on behalf of the
London Legacy Development Corporation.
How to find us
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Managed by GLL, a charitable social enterprise