This summer, Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the Olympic Archery competition. With up to 4,500 spectators per session, there will be fewer spectators visiting the venue than during an international cricket match, however, there will be some changes to how the venue operates.
The Olympic Archery will take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground from 27 July – 3 August.
This page is designed to keep you informed about the London 2012 Games in your area and provide you with the information you need to plan ahead for the Games.
Installation of temporary venue infrastructure
Lord’s Cricket Ground is already a world-class venue and much of the necessary infrastructure is already in place.
We will, however, have to install some temporary facilities such as the stands and temporary public address (PA) system.
We will begin some of the smaller works on 15 June and then, after the One Day International on 29 June, we will install the remaining infrastructure.
During this time, we don’t anticipate that you will experience any disruption from the works; however, there may be an increase in the number of vehicles moving around the venue.
Local access and parking plans
The London 2012 Games will attract large numbers of visitors to venues and their surrounding areas, which means some temporary traffic and parking restrictions will be needed.
Find out how the areas around Lord’s Cricket Ground will be affected on our local access and parking plans pages.
Venue operations during the Games
London 2012 is aiming for 100% of ticketed spectators to travel to competition venues by public transport, walk or cycle. The majority of spectators are expected to arrive from St John’s Wood station and enter the venue through the East and Grace Gates. Baker Street is not a recommended spectator station but will be used as a contingency station in the event of any transport problems.
Public address system and floodlights
The hours of competition mean that we will not need to use the stadium floodlights. We will not be using the Lord’s public address (PA) system either, but will be installing a smaller, quieter system. The system that will be used during the Games will be the same as the one used during the test event in October.
Hours of operation
The venue will be in operation from 16 July for athlete training, which will take place between 9am and 5.30pm. Competition begins with a closed ranking round on 27 July and the full competition runs from 28 July to 3 August.
The venue will be in operation from 6am until 8.30pm on event days. After competition, there will be a delivery time from 8pm to 11pm.
Wellington Place will be closed to general traffic to allow us to carry out security checks to vehicles accessing the venue and ensure the venue remains safe and secure. We will, however, be maintaining access for residents and businesses along this street.
A Vehicle Screening Area (VSA), for vehicles accessing the venue, will be located at the Wellington Road end of Wellington Place. A tent, from which our security staff will operate, will be located close to the junction with Cochrane Road. The VSA will be manned 24-hours-a-day from 21 July to 3 August and will only be operational during the delivery hours of between 8pm and 11pm (or in the event of any urgent deliveries during the day).
During this delivery time, lighting will be used within the tent and a small generator will be running. We do not anticipate that this will cause any light pollution for nearby residents, however, you may hear some low-level noise from the generator.
After the Games
The venue will be returned to its usual condition in time for the International Test match on 16 August.
What will happen and when?
15 June - Overlay build begins (non-exclusive access)
29 June - England v Australia One Day International
2 July - London 2012 exclusive use of venue and bump-in
13 July - Full security check of venue and security lock-down of athlete training area
16 July - Athlete training – suspension of some parking bays for athlete parking
21 July - Remaining venue locked down
26 July - Olympic Torch Relay arrives in Westminster
27 July - Olympic Archery Ranking round begins on Nursery Ground
28 July – 3 August - Olympic Archery competition
3–15 August - Removal of London 2012 facilities/handover
16 August - England v South Africa Test cricket match
For more information
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To find out more about how transport in London will be affected during the Games visit the Get ahead of the games website
From the Olympic Torch Relay and Local Leaders programme to the London 2012 Festival, there are millions of ways to join in with London 2012. Events are taking place across the UK from now right until the end of the Games.
Find out how you can join in by simply going to London2012/join-in and see what’s happening in your local community.