Looking ahead at another decade

We’ve let you in on an update about the gym developments coming to Copper Box Arena this spring, but we’ve got even more exciting news as we're thrilled to announce that we’ll continue to operate Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the next 10 years. This means more incredible events, sporting fixtures, and exciting entertainment for you, our amazing community! 

Copper Box Arena is the Park’s most versatile venue and third largest arena in London, with a maximum seating capacity of 7,500 and the ability to stage elite sports, esports, as well as other live cultural and entertainment events.  The Arena has established itself as the UK’s home of esports and base to the London Lions basketball teams and London Pulse netball team.

Whether you're a sports fan, a gamer, or simply looking for a fantastic night out, Copper Box Arena has something for everyone. From epic concerts like Dizzee Rascal: Boy in Da Corner Live, to prestigious corporate events like the One Bauer Media Awards, to esports tournaments featuring games like League of Legends, Apex Legends and Call of Duty—there's never a dull moment here.

We're also investing £1 million to upgrade our onsite gym, sports facilities, and event infrastructure, ensuring that your experience at the Copper Box Arena is nothing short of world-class. From state-of-the-art fitness equipment to a revamped fitness class program, we're committed to helping you stay fit, healthy, and active.

Copper Box Arena houses an 80-station gym and the new contract announcement coincides with confirmation of a £600k investment into the site’s gym and fitness class spaces – in response to increased demand from a growing local population.  The upgraded gym facilities will include a new state-of-the-art functional suite and an expansive new fitness class programme.  A wide range of memberships will be on offer including discounts for local residents and concessionary memberships.

Edward Fane, Head of Venues at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, said: “Copper Box Arena is established as a thriving venue for national and international events as well as community sport, health and fitness. We are excited to continue working with GLL to build on the success of the last 10 years and bring in more high-profile events.

“This exciting high value contract is critically important to the long-term legacy of the London 2012 Games.  Now working alongside the new cultural district at East Bank the Copper Box Arena links the sporting legacy of 2012 with cultural and community events too and this is something we are keen to see flourish.  We are delighted to be continuing to work in partnership with GLL to bring more high-profile events to the Park and build on the Arena’s hugely successful first decade."

GLL’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Bundey said: “We are delighted to have retained the contract for the Copper Box Arena, safeguarding the venue’s Olympic Legacy for years to come.

“It is an extraordinary facility that brings thousands of people together to enjoy sports and community activities and is an integral part of the regeneration of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

“We have strong relationships with the world class organisations, clubs and event promoters who call the venue home – so this extension of our partnership with LLDC ensures continuity, sustainability and further benefits for community users, spectators and sport.”

There are already exciting events lined up for 2024 and beyond, including London Lions home fixtures, the London Youth Rowing championships, and the launch of the London Pulse netball season, there's never been a better time to be part of the Copper Box Arena. We can't wait to see you at the Copper Box Arena!