Located in the north of the Olympic Park in the foot of the Olympic village, the basketball arena is the third largest venue in the Olympic Park and will host events everyday of the games. The construction of the site was erected in two years and is an eye-catching structure. The arena shares the backstage venue with the Velodrome and the BMX track. The funny thing is that the basketball arena will not host the semis or finals of basketball, but of the handball tournament.
Post the games, the basketball arena would be transformed to host the wheelchair basketball and rugby events at the Paralympics before the structure is reused or relocated somewhere else. The event at the arena begins on the 28th July and moves on to the 12th of August. There are multiple sporting events that would be conducted in the venue: wheelchair rugby, boccia, basketball, handball finals, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby. The venue is a 15-minute walk from the underground tube station at Leyton and Stratford. The closest railway stations are at Stratford and Maryland.
Now we know enough about the game. It’s time to figure out how to make our stay in London a comfortable affair. Once you have made up your mind on the games you want to attend, we suggest that you look for hotel accommodations near the sporting venue. This shall help you save a lot of time in commuting. There is a network of public transport in place, so even if you are not right next to the venue, you can make your way through. There are various hotels near the basketball arena.
Depending of what your requirements are, go looking for a hotel. Most hotels come with the basic facilities of round-the-clock reception, fitness centre, business facilities, laundry and dry cleaning services, passenger lift, lounge, etc. The room facilities include en suite bathroom, television with satellite, 24 hour room service, etc. You may want to be a little more specific about your needs. You have kids and need cribs or babysitting facilities, or need pet-friendly spaces, or wheelchair-accessible rooms. Lay your specifications in place before you go looking for hotels. Most hotels come with a check-in time of 2pm and the check-out time being 12 noon. If you are planning to come in groups, you could also avail multiple discounts. There is a lot to do if you choose hotels near the basketball arena, as it is centrally located to centers’ of music, literature, history and culture. You have the Hackney Empire, the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Victoria Park, Sutton House.