Olympic Stadium roof modified yet again


New images appear to show the Olympic Stadium undergoing yet another modification to its £190m new roof.  In 2014 costs to rebuild the roof soared by £36m after the conversion hit complications. At the time,  stadium joint owners LLDC said “We have agreed to increase the value of the Balfour Beatty contract by £35.9m to £189.9m.”

Last year there were renewed concerns over leaks to the world’s largest cantilevered roof after sudden downpours during the Anniversary Athletics weekend in July left spectators getting soaked in their seats.

The latest work on the massive roof appears to show extra thick ribbing being installed between the large sheets of polycarbonate to prevent leaks between the large see-through panels.

There is no indication of what this latest modification will cost the stadium owners E20 Stadium LLP who have already forked out £277m on the overall stadium conversion.  The additional roof ribbing is likely to cause a more pronounced shadow pattern on the pitch during the summer but at least West Ham supporters will remain dry.


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 “Olympic Stadium roof modified yet again

  1. “he additional roof ribbing is likely to cause a more pronounced shadow pattern on the pitch during the summer”

    Can’t see that being much of a problem in this country 🙂

  2. Appears to/likely to cause/renewed concerns/no indication/ well chosen words basically having another guess and to raise negativity. have you got anything good to say about the stadium?

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