The Olympic Stadium’s brand new retractable seating will be used in the Rugby World Cup this September it was confirmed yesterday.
London Legacy Chief executive David Goldstone told the Newham Recorder:
“We’ll pull forward the retractable seats at the end of August for the stadium’s first ever rugby match, when the legendary Barbarians play Samoa. The stadium then hosts five Rugby World Cup matches followed by international Rugby League when England take on New Zealand. Finally, the world’s greatest motor-sports drivers will assemble for the Race of Champions. After all this, the stadium will close as we finish our transformation works, reopening fully in 2016, when West Ham move into their new home”
For those of you who would like to be the first to test out the new retractable seating, Groupon are selling disconnected tickets for the Barbarians v Samoa rugby match at £23 for adults and £10 for kids