Olympic Stadium When the olympics has finished what do you think should happen to the stadium, pool, cycle track olympic village and the park? Tweet Comments Showing 24 of 24 Tracey G 9 months, 1 week ago In general, I would like all the sports building to remain with seating capacity reduced.Ideally, I think the stadium should remain as it is and used by the Newham and Essex beagles who have produced many greats e.g Christine Ohuruogu- Olympic silver medallist and I think Mo Farah. it should be used to inspire the next generation of atheletes and to provide our current athletes with a premier stadium to train. It could also be used for local sports clubs and running groups.The pool should be kept for locals, it could replace the Atherton leisure centre, perhaps. Newham children should have free swimming lessons there and it should be used for cross country swimming competitions. Hern Hill cycling track is ageing so I think the new Straford one should be used to replace it, and again open to public and used for athletes.I think the Olympic Village should be given to Newham and the surrounding local borough councils to help alleviate the shortage of homes and help people who have been on waiting list for years to receive a secure home. Finally the park should be open to all for free use and should stage concerts such as Hyde Park which should hopefully generate income towards its upkeep, as well as local entertainment such as the Newham Mayor's Show!This certainly won't happen but no harm in dreaming! Ian L 9 months, 1 week ago As I have already said the village was sold to Arabs months ago at a huge loss.The stadium will just gather dust and Coe and co will just distance themselves from it.So many billions wasted with loads more to come. Ian L 9 months, 1 week ago We have the 02 locally for concerts! Paul L 9 months, 1 week ago West Ham will take over the stadium. So it will be in constant use for at least 9 months of the year. Other sports such cricket and athletics will use it during the summer months. And of course, outdoor concerts will always be popular. I think it will be pretty much in regular use. Ian L 9 months, 1 week ago If WHU do take it over all you will hear is bad things from the fans about the pitch being too far away and empty seats (empty seats now here have I heard that before?) Ian L 9 months, 1 week ago No matter what sport takes over the stadium (if any at all of course) it will be unused to much.Can you inamge the reaction of football season ticket holders who moved to such a huge stadium when they find out 1000's of tickets are given away to fill the ground out when they have paid out so much money?More bad press for that expensive govt plaything. Peter C 9 months, 1 week ago I can't see the football clubs giving away tickets but other sports probably will, then to make up for it they will charge a fortune for food and drinks. Ian L 9 months, 1 week ago But if WHU takeover the capacity would be way above their crowds. Richard Cinactive 9 months, 1 week ago The Olympic Stadium was designed so that (if necessary) depending on the winning bid, the top tier can be removed, thus leaving a permanent elliptical bowl that can seat £25,000 suitable for many different uses. Ian L 9 months, 1 week ago So one minute it is too big for WHU and the next it is too small. Peter C 9 months, 1 week ago If West Ham take over the stadium the best way to judge how much room would be needed is to allow the stadium to stay as it is for 1 season then see how much it gets useed during that time. If it is too big then it could be reduced off season, or if it looks like it is all being used then all of the seats could remain. It could also be used instead of Wembly as there would be adequate seating for any cup final. Steve D 9 months, 1 week ago Good points Peter C :-) Ian L 9 months, 1 week ago But Wembley is THE place to host big games.....But to reduce it down would make it look half empty. Denise B 9 months, 1 week ago I would love the swimming pool to be opened for the public, we lost Beckton Lido ......that was never replaced and now Atherton. The kids need something to do in this area not just the young but teenagers. Even BMX tracks and stunt ramps, roller skating venues , there is loads that the sites could do to keep our youth occupied and off the streets. I have a 22yr old &17 y old who I might add do not roam the streets they are homeys. They do how ever look out for things to do that do not cost a fortune. Most are free for under their age. They do work but part time so find it hard to find anything they can afford . Gone are the lido days when you paid your entry and stayed all day with a packed lunch (those were the days ! Richard Cinactive 9 months ago Who says Wembley has to be 'THE place' to host big games? (Ian L). We now have a brand new, first class stadium in London with ample capacity and brilliant transport links. Why not move some of the big games (football or otherwise) to the stadium. There have been more than enough people moaning about their fears that the stadium could become a white elephant, and here we have what could potentially be a perfect opportunity to use this multi-functional stadium alongside a local football team should they win their bid. Ian L 9 months ago The views at the new Wembley stadium are wonderful...The huge big white Elephant at Stratford would put the fans too far away from the pitch. Terry K 9 months ago But think of the beauty for fans who live this side of London. No more spending hours on a train to get to Wembley or Cardiff and what a great new venue for concerts as well. Paul L 9 months ago If West Ham as I expect get the stadium, It is being reduced from 80,000 to 60,000 anyway. Also the plan is to include retractable seating, which brings a lot of people nearer to the pitch. It is going to be a lot different to what it is now. That's why it is taking 2 years to convert. Even the floodlights will be changed. Ian L 9 months ago The 02 for concerts...Not even the WHU fans want that stadium! Ian L 9 months ago Wow 60.000 fans to watch WHU home games....Is that an underground airship that I see?! Peter C 9 months ago Ian L. The O2 may be Ok for some concerts but with the transport system that Stratford now has it would be easier for the public to get there than it is to get to the O2.You also say that the WHU fans don't want the stadium but there are local residents that would love to be able to park outside their house when WHU are at home and also be able to go shopping in Green Street on a saturday without having to struggle through football crowds. Richard Cinactive 9 months ago Ian L. The sightlines in the Olympic Stadium are already very good and are set to be vastly improved as Paul L mentions. Whoever takes over the stadium is going to dramatically change how the stadium looks and feels. This is exactly what happened over at the O2, which is now the world's number one concert venue. The stadium was purposely designed with versatility in mind. Ian L 9 months ago Stand outside Upton Park and try and convince the WHU fans! Million H 7 months, 2 weeks ago I wish WHU were great and I want them this year to make it happen go WHU go.... Comments are closed. Why not start a new conversation?