QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK VENUES ATTRACT WORLD CLASS EVENTS THROUGHOUT LOCKDOWN

Venues at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have welcomed a host of top-class sport throughout the past year as they adapted to hosting events behind closed doors – and there is even more to look forward to over the coming months. Download images  https://we.tl/t-JEDnGoB1sV. 

The variety of top class action hosted at the Park is unmatched by anywhere in the UK. During the last year millions around the world have watched on television or online a huge range of events, from the Super League Triathlon at the London Aquatics Centre, football at London Stadium to Boxing at the Copper Box Arena. 

For the first time in their history, the London Lions Basketball Team are winners of the BBL Trophy after overcoming Plymouth Raiders in a dramatic final live on Sky Sports in March and are continuing to play behind closed doors this April with five more games scheduled at the Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Boxing continues at the Copper Box Arena with the next confirmed fight taking place on Saturday 10 April. Matchroom Boxing’s event will be shown live on Sky Sports and sees Conor Benn v Sammy Vargas as the main headline fight for the WBA Continental Title. 

The highlight of March was the Super League Triathlon – Arena Games event at the London Aquatics Centre which featured some of the world’s best triathletes doing battle in a unique mix of real life and virtual racing. In a first for the sport in an indoor environment, there was also a welcome addition of a Paratriathlon competition. 

England Netball is based at the Copper Box Arena for Rounds 12-20 of the Vitality Netball Superleague. Due to lockdown restrictions, all matches are being played at two venues this season and the fixtures at the Copper Box Arena start from Sunday 25 April and broadcast live on Sky Sports. 

West Ham fans have been able to enjoy the season by tuning in to watch West Ham play their fixtures at their home ground of London Stadium with the next game taking place this weekend against Leicester City. 

Taking place at the iconic London Aquatics Centre from 14 to 18 April is the 2021 British Swimming Selection Trials which will see the top swimmers in the country competing with the ultimate focus being senior selections for international competition at Tokyo later this year. 

With all events the venues have worked closely with organisers to ensure the safety of all involved is the top priority. The experienced teams have made sure that the venues are able to deliver a fantastic experience to fans at home. Event organisers have recognised Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as having the best venues with or without fans. 

Mark Camley, Executive Director of Park Operations and Venues at the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “We have worked with our partners to ensure events can continue in our venues and that fans can watch their favourite sports from home through live broadcasts and we look forward to welcoming live audiences back when we can in a Covid-secure way so that we people can get back to enjoying the live sports they love.”