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Olympic Stadium Lights up

The first of 14 new floodlights has been installed at West Ham’s new home in another step which marks another milestone for the former Olympic Stadium. The original 14 iconic Olympic Stadium triangle flood lights which reached 230ft above the ground  and contained 532 individual lights were removed in 2013 as part of the roof reconstruction.

The 14 new 18 metre floodlight paddles will each house between 8 and 41 lamps, many of which are original lamps that shone over the Stadium during London 2012, and the triangular design has been kept to reflect the iconic Olympic Games-time shape. It will take Balfour Beatty 12 hours to lift each 45 tonne light into place 30 metres above the Stadium floor.

Instead of sitting atop the roof as in the Stadium’s old design, the new floodlight towers will hang below a newly erected roof that will be the largest of its kind in the world covering every seat in the Stadium. This new layout will ensure an improvement in the acoustics.

The artists impression at the bottom shows how the new floodlights might look in football mode.







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

One comment on “Olympic Stadium Lights up

  1. Brilliant to see the lights ( see how I did that conkerpot )it’s a joke,
    But what is Reid doing playing in our shirt heading a ball in our new stadium or was that just to test us Sean,
    And I can’t believe that’s Nolan getting in the way or is he trying to get out of the way and is not quite fast enough.

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