London Olympics Water Polo Arena

 
 
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London Olympics Water Polo ArenaLocation: By the main entrance of the Olympic Park opposite the Aquatic Centre
Event: Water Polo
Temporary venue to be taken down after the Games

Shaped like a giant wedge of cheddar cheese, the 6,000-capacity Water Polo Arena is one of the temporary venues inside the Olympic Park and is located next door to the Aquatics Centre by the main entrance at Stratford. Work started on the Arena in spring 2011 and is expected to be ready in time for the test events in May 2012. The venue, with its distinctive silver wrap and inflatable ribbed roof made from recyclable plastic, contains a 37m-long competition pool and a slightly smaller warm-up pool. The Water Polo Arena will host the men's and women's Water Polo events during the Games and it will share some back-of-house facilities - such as broadcasting space, catering and security - with the larger Aquatics Centre underneath the main concourse which separates the two venues. After the Games, the Arena will be taken down with elements expected to be reused or relocated elsewhere in the UK.

 

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Water Polo Arena timetable

Date / TimeEvent nameEvent
29th Jul  10:00 - 12:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
29th Jul  14:00 - 16:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
29th Jul  18:00 - 21:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
30th Jul  14:00 - 16:00Women's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
30th Jul  18:00 - 21:00Women's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
31st Jul  10:00 - 12:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
31st Jul  14:00 - 16:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
31st Jul  18:00 - 21:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
1st Aug  14:00 - 16:00Women's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
1st Aug  18:00 - 21:00Women's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
2nd Aug  10:00 - 12:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
2nd Aug  14:00 - 16:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
2nd Aug  18:00 - 21:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
3rd Aug  14:00 - 16:00Women's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
3rd Aug  18:00 - 21:00Women's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
4th Aug  10:00 - 12:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
4th Aug  14:00 - 16:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
4th Aug  18:00 - 21:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
5th Aug  14:00 - 17:00Women's quarter-finals (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
5th Aug  19:00 - 21:00Women's quarter-finals (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
6th Aug  10:00 - 12:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
6th Aug  14:00 - 16:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
6th Aug  18:00 - 21:00Men's preliminaries (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
7th Aug  14:00 - 16:00Women's semi-final, classification match (5th-8th places)London Olympics: Water Polo
7th Aug  18:00 - 21:00Women's semi-final, classification match (5th-8th places)London Olympics: Water Polo
8th Aug  14:00 - 17:00Men's quarter-finals (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
8th Aug  18:00 - 21:00Men's quarter-finals (2 matches)London Olympics: Water Polo
9th Aug  14:00 - 17:00Women's classification matches (5th-6th, 7th-8th places)London Olympics: Water Polo
9th Aug  18:00 - 21:00Women's bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: Water Polo
10th Aug  14:00 - 17:00Men's semi-final, classification match (5th-8th places)London Olympics: Water Polo
10th Aug  18:00 - 21:00Men's semi-final, classification match (5th-8th places)London Olympics: Water Polo
12th Aug  10:00 - 13:00Men's classification matches (5th-6th, 7th-8th places)London Olympics: Water Polo
12th Aug  14:00 - 17:00Men's bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: Water Polo

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