ExCeL is the largest competition venue at the London 2012 Games. It is made up of different five arenas, each of which will host a different sport at London 2012.
The design and build
ExCeL opened in 2001 as an international conference and exhibition centre in London’s Docklands, and was expanded in 2010. Experienced at staging major events, it is ideally placed to host the biggest cluster of Olympic and Paralympic sports outside the Olympic Park during the Games.
No construction was required to create ExCeL’s five arenas for London 2012.
Several test events were held at the venue in 2011 to ensure the venue was ready to stage the Games.
After the Games
After the Games, ExCeL will revert to its role as one of Europe’s largest and most versatile exhibition spaces.