This summer, North Greenwich Arena will host the Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics, Basketball, and Wheelchair Basketball competitions.
Competition at the North Greenwich Arena will take place on the following dates:
Artistic Gymnastics: Saturday 28 July – Tuesday 7 August 2012
Trampoline Gymnastics: Friday 3 – Saturday 4 August 2012
Basketball: Wednesday 8 August – Sunday 12 August 2012
Wheelchair Basketball: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012
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
The North Greenwich Arena is an existing venue that has a long history of hosting major sporting and entertainment events. In order to stage Olympic and Paralympic competitions, temporary structures such as tents, fences, cabins and signage will need to be installed.
The installation of the temporary structures required for the Games will begin on 10 June when the venue is handed over to the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) for use for the Games. Work will take place both inside and outside the venue, including Peninsula Square up to the existing venue car parks. Work is due to take place between 8am to 6pm during the installation period.
During the installation, LOCOG will work to ensure that all noise and disruption to local residents and businesses is kept to a minimum.
The temporary facilities will be removed following the completion of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012.
If you have any questions about these works you can contact the LOCOG Community Relations team on 08000 722 110.
London 2012 is aiming for 100% of spectators to travel to competition venues by public transport, walk or cycle. All spectators with a ticket for a Games event in London will receive a one-day Games Travelcard for the day of that event.
Spectators will be encouraged to travel to North Greenwich London Underground station via the Jubilee line and walk to the venue; we anticipate that most spectators will travel to the venue this way. Additionally, National Rail services run a direct train service from London Charing Cross to Charlton station. A spectator shuttle service will be provided between Charlton station and the venue. There are also a number of local bus services and a river boat service at Greenwich Pier.
Visit the Get Ahead of the Games website to receive the latest tips, travel information and travel advice for each day of the Games.
Local access and parking plans
Two of the three existing AEG-operated car parks will remain open to those using the Entertainment District at the venue. These car parks will be managed by AEG and will not be available for spectators for the North Greenwich Arena. During the Games, the existing taxi rank for North Greenwich station will be relocated to the existing private hire vehicle area off Edmund Halley Way. The existing private hire vehicle area will be relocated to the existing Car Park 1, with access available from Millennium Way. During the Games, these services will remain available to the general public as well as for use by spectators for North Greenwich Arena.
Access to North Greenwich Arena during the Games
Businesses at the North Greenwich Arena will be operating as normal throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will remain open to the general public. However, all visitors to the O2, including staff, will have to pass through a security screening area before they enter the complex.
We advise all visitors travelling to North Greenwich Arena allow more time than usual for their journey to and from the venue.
After the Games
Following the completion of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012, all temporary facilities will be removed and the venue returned to its owner AEG.
For more information
If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please contact us at email@example.com or call our Community Relations hotline on 08000 722 110.
To find out more about travel during the Games visit getaheadofthegames.com
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.