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New operator sought for Copper Box Arena

Major events held at the Arena include Fed Cup tennis (Credit: LLDC)

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has launched a tender process to secure a new operator for the Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

LLDC is seeking to lease the Arena under a new operating arrangement for a period of eight years.

The Copper Box has a maximum seating capacity of 7,500 and the ability to stage elite sport and esports as well as other live entertainment events. It is described as the Park’s most versatile venue and is home to the London Lions basketball teams and London Pulse netball team. Facilities also include a 80-station gym, café and ancillary facilities.

Edward Fane, Head of Venues at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, said: “Ten years on from London 2012, the Copper Box Arena is a thriving venue for national and international events as well as community sport, health and fitness.

“The lease contract is critically important to the long-term legacy of the London 2012 Games and we are seeking a significant partnership for the next eight years to bring more high profile events to the Park and build on the Arena’s hugely successful first decade.”

Major events at the Arena since the 2012 Olympic Games have included Fed Cup Tennis, Street League Skateboarding, the Table Tennis World Cup, England Netball Internationals, esports tournaments, the Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final, championship boxing, and the Invictus Games.

In November 2022 the Arena hosted the England Team’s opening matches of the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup.

Those interested in the tender can learn more here.

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