WELCOME TO COPPER BOX ARENA
The Copper Box Arena played host to a number of events during the London 2012 Games,
most notably the fencing section of the modern pentathlon, and the Paralympic goalball and handball events
COPPER BOX ARENA IS A MULTI-SPORT VENUE USED FOR THE 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS
The Copper Box Arena is located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, London, England.
Previously known as the Handball Arena, it was renamed because, aside from handball, it hosted modern pentathlon (fencing, shooting, swimming, horse jumping and running) during the Olympics and was the goalball venue for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.
Part of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues, was that they re-opened after the Games to be vibrant, well-used spaces for the local community.
The Copper Box Arena was the first venue to re-open in legacy mode on 27th July 2013, exactly one year on from the start of London 2012. The venue is now consider one of London’s most versatile and exciting events spaces, which is also open to the public as a state-of-the-art gym. As part of its London 2012 Legacy commitments, the Copper Box Arena delivers a diverse and plentiful grassroots sports programme for the local community.
Since opening to the public, the Copper Box Arena has had more than 1 million visitors and has staged high profile international and national sporting events, tournaments, shows, exhibitions, concerts and conferences, including BBC Sport Relief and Invictus Games. It is also home to the London Lions basketball team.
The Copper Box Arena is operated by charitable social enterprise GLL, on behalf of London Legacy Development Corporation. GLL is the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise and exists to make community services and spaces better for everyone.