West Ham United have released a further set of architectural drawings to show some of the new features of the Olympic Stadium post-conversion.
The first set of drawings (images A and B) show how the state-of-the-art seating solution will ensure the stadium offers a world-class viewing experience for watching football. An automated system using drive motors will move all four sides of the lower bowl forward to bring the seats closer to the pitch, thus ensuring that the running track will not be visible when the stadium is in football mode.
The designs are such that the seating distances will now compare favourably with the best in UK stadia such as the Emirates and Wembley and the top stadia around the world. By way of example they will be 10m closer to the goal line than the Stade De France in Paris, which boasts a similar system.
The text behind the two goals offers a suggestion of which two stands will be named after club legends Bobby Moore OBE and Sir Trevor Brooking.
The third image, image C, is a more detailed graphic showing the innovative gravity stressed design of the roof that enables it, at 84m, to become the largest spanning tensile roof in the world. It will also cover all the seats in the stadium and lock that world-renowned atmosphere in.
The final image, image D, is a more technical drawing that demonstrates how the seating in the lower bowl will operate to bring fans closer to the pitch.
The images were shown to Supporter Advisory Board members at December's emergency meeting at the Boleyn Ground. All available images will be released ahead of the independently-run supporter consultation.
As part of the planning application process, LLDC have now put in the opening designs to obtain permission for the roof conversion. The club will also be releasing further artistic designs to show how they practically work ahead of consultation.
*Please note, the plans released by West Ham United today are designed to show the technical aspects of the stadium conversion and therefore do not include the vital additions that will ensure the stadium feel like West Ham's home on a matchday. The drawings have all been created by the independent architectural design company appointed by the LLDC and accurately reflect how the structure of the stadium will look post-conversion.
Image A - The post-conversion Olympic Stadium in athletics mode
Image B - The post-conversion Olympic Stadium in football mode
Image C - The post-conversion Olympic Stadium will boast the largest spanning tensile roof in the world
Image D - Technical drawings showing how the seating in the lower bowl will bring fans closer to the pitch
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