1st Post and a little background knowledge

Hi and welcome to our fist blog post, over the next few weeks we will be uploading new posts about the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Behind the scenes of this blog we have five students of Hartpury University currently studying Sport Business Management. Within our team we have : Holly, Lucy, Tom, Chloe and Poppy.

For our first post we thought we would give you guys some back ground knowledge on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

olympicparkmap 2

Mapping London (2012) The Olympic Park, Available from: http://mappinglondon.co.uk/2012/the-olympic-park-new-names-new-map/ [Accessed 31 January 2016]

Facts and Figures

  • More than 4 million people have visited the park since July 2013
  • The park covers over 560 acres
  • There are 4 themed walking trails
  • 26 permanent artworks in the Park
  • More than 5000 people worked on the park during its transformation
  • 15,000 jobs expected
  • Planning permission granted for 6800 homes at the park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (2016) Facts and Figures – The Park in Numbers, Available from: http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/media/facts-and-figures [Accessed 31 January 2016]

Evidently the park is a venue that does so much more than simply benefit the London 2012 Olympics

Watch this video for a little bit more information on what it is that makes the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park such an amazing place.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (2015). Discover Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer. YouTube [Video]. 20 May. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO4LNdvoVlY [Accessed 31 January 2016]

Stay tuned for our next post which will be about the macro environment, shortly followed by the micro environment.

Peace out!


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