Today, Stephen Timms – Member of Parliament for East Ham – attended the highly anticipated Olympic Stadium Lights “Switch On” ceremony. Mr Timms, alongside the Prime Minister David Cameron and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson witnessed the switching on of the floodlights that will illuminate the main Olympic Stadium in 2012.
The Stadium is lit by 532 individual lights housed in 14 towers suspended 70 metres above the field of play. All spectator seats within the Stadium are now installed and the venue remains on track to be completed more than a year ahead of the London 2012 Games.
After the event Mr Timms said: “The Olympic Stadium looks all the more impressive with the lights on. All those working on the project have done an excellent job so far to deliver a quite fantastic theatre to host the Games in 2012. We are very excited that people from all over the world will be coming to Newham and this stadium is emblematic of the great show we intend to put on for them.”