- Address: London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 66,000
- Opened: 6 May 2012
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: West Ham United (football)
Extra stadium info – London Stadium
The construction costs of the stadium, which was one of the Games of the Olympiad venues in 2012, were £486 million. It opened as one of the largest stadiums by capacity in the United Kingdom. The opening and closing ceremonies of the Games of the Olympiad were held at the London Stadium. The venue was renovated between 2013 and 2016. It is known as a venue for several events, like athletics, baseball, concerts, football, the Race of Champions, rugby league and rugby union.
On 23 September 2015, the London Stadium hosted its first-ever Rugby World Cup match. The French Republic won the game against Romania 38-11 in front of 50,000 spectators. The national rugby union teams of the Argentine Republic, Ireland, the Italian Republic, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States also played at the London Stadium during the tournament.
In 2019, 59,000 people attended the first-ever Major League Baseball match in Europe at the London Stadium. The New York Yankees, the first baseball club with 20 World Series titles, won the game against the Boston Red Sox from Massachusetts. The Red Sox are known as the arch-rivals of the Yankees. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series various times.
West Ham United
West Ham United Football Club, one of the first sports clubs from London with 1 million followers on its main social media page, moved to the venue in 2016. They drew an average attendance of 56,000 in 19 home games in their first-ever Premier League season at the venue. WHUFC are nicknamed The Hammers. In 1923, they lost the inaugural final of the FA Cup. The match against the Bolton Wanderers took place in London. West Ham United FC won the FA Cup in 1964 for the first time in their history after beating Preston North End. They won the knockout competition several times.