New aerial pic shows Olympic Stadium progress

OSOverheadA new overhead photo of the Olympic Stadium taken last Friday from the Met Police helicopter has been released on twitter which clearly shows the progress on the Hammers new home.

The floodlights and roof have been removed and the grass area stripped bare.  The white blocks around the top of the Olympic Stadium are re-enforcements to allow a new larger £41m roof to be  installed by Balfour Beatty.

The work to build the new roof and cables to support it is expected to begin in September.  Measuring 84 metres at its deepest point it will become the world’s longest cantilevered roof  covering 45,000sq metres.

The new flood lights will be added next year which will retain the look of ther design used during the 2012 Olympic Games.

The work is expected to be finished by Spring 2015 to allow Rugby World Cup test events to take place.

The Olympic Stadium will host Rugby World Cup pool games involving South Africa, New Zealand and France, as well as hosting the match between Ireland and Italy on Sunday on October 4th 2015.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “New aerial pic shows Olympic Stadium progress

  1. I must admit its quite exciting seeing it like that !

  2. I travel past it on a train quite often and those white box things around the top are actually massive. Like the size of a house. What I would like to know is though. .. Can we get the acelor orbital tower or whatever it’s called painted claret and blue? I don’t want it on the club badge though in place of the castle.

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