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SBD Global/April 2, 2013/Facilities

West Ham Reveals Plans For London's Olympic Stadium Following Renovations

An artist's rendering shows London's Olympic Stadium as will be configured for West Ham United football matches.
Premier League side West Ham United has released a further set of architectural drawings to show some of the new features of the Olympic Stadium post-conversion. An automated system using drive motors will move all four sides of the lower bowl forward to bring the seats closer to the pitch, thus ensuring that the running track will not be visible when the stadium is in football mode. The designs are such that the seating distances are now comparable with other U.K. stadiums such as the Emirates and Wembley. By way of example they will be 10m closer to the goal line than the Stade De France in Paris, which boasts a similar system. The text behind the two goals offers a suggestion of which two stands will be named after club legends Bobby Moore and Trevor Brooking. The gravity stressed design of the roof that enables it, at 84m, to become the largest spanning tensile roof in the world. It will also cover all the seats in the stadium (West Ham United).
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