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SBD Global/December 19, 2012/Facilities

Workers Begin Dismantling Seats At London's Aquatics Centre

The London Aquatics Centre is transforming, as construction workers "start to dismantle the seating on either side of the pool," according to Liv Lee of the London DAILY MAIL. During the Games, it had the capacity to hold 17,500 spectators, but now "the two temporary wings on the structure are to be removed, leaving room for 2,500." The construction, which took three years to build, has "moveable floors and can adjust depth to match ability in all three of its pools." It will be run by Greenwich Leisure Ltd. and is "anticipated to attract around 800,000 visitors from the local area per year." The organizers are also determined to add a cafe and a creche for visitors (DAILY MAIL, 12/18).
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