Updated: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:45:25 GMT | By pa.press.net

Olympic Stadium

Capacity: 80,000

A spectacular interior shot of the Olympic Stadium. (© Press Association)

A spectacular interior shot of the Olympic Stadium.

Capacity: 80,000

Completion date: March 2011

Sports: Athletics

Events: 42

Latitude / Longitude: 51.538336 / -0.016512

Transport links: Tube - Stratford; Rail or Docklands Light Railway - Stratford International Station, West Ham Station

The Olympic Stadium is the focal point of both the Olympic Park and the London 2012 Games in general. The 80,000-capacity venue is the setting for both the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics programme. The stadium is surrounded on three sides by water and spectators can use five bridges to reach the venue, which is situated in the south of the Olympic Park. There is an 80-metre warm-up track within the stadium, along with 700 rooms - including eight changing rooms and four prayer rooms. It is the most sustainable stadium ever built as light steel and low-carbon concrete were used in its construction. The stadium will be utilised for another major international event during the 2017 World Athletics Championships.