Water Polo Arena
An artist's impression of the new Water Polo Arena.
Completion date: Spring 2012
Sports: Water Polo
Latitude / Longitude: 51.541257 / -0.012381
Transport links: Tube - Stratford; Rail or Docklands Light Railway - Stratford International Station, West Ham Station
The Water Polo Arena is situated next to the Aquatics Centre and close to the Olympic Stadium in a compact area of the Olympic Park. The arena contains two pools - one for competition and one for warm-up - and is the venue for both the men's and women's water polo competitions. The 5,000-capacity arena is only a temporary facility and was purpose-built for the Games. After the Olympics, it will be taken down and parts of it will be reused or relocated around the UK. The venue was designed with a distinctive rippling roof, which is made of recycled PVC cushions.