Updated: March 20, 2012 11:53 AM | By pa.press.net

Copper Box

Capacity: 7,000


The Copper Box, which will host Olympic handball and Modern Pentathlon. (© Press Association)

The Copper Box, which will host Olympic handball and Modern Pentathlon.

Capacity: 7,000

Completion date: May 2011

Sports: Handball, Modern Pentathlon

Events: 4

Latitude / Longitude: 51.544387 / -0.01987

Transport links: Tube - Stratford; Rail or Docklands Light Railway - Stratford International Station, West Ham Station

The Copper Box has many distinctive design features, including a copper-clad roof, a glazed concourse offering views inside the venue from the Olympic Park and the 88 light pipes that have been built into the ceiling of the arena to help draw sunlight into the venue. After hosting the early rounds of the men's and women's handball competitions, it will be transformed into a venue for the fencing discipline of the Modern Pentathlon. Built with retractable seating to create a flexible space, the 7,000-capacity arena will remain in place after the Games and be adapted for community use as a sports centre.