Stratford Olympic Stadium, the main stadium of the 2012 Olympic Games in London , Stratford Olympic Stadium can accommodate about 80,000 people . Narrow on the shape of the London Olympics main stadium , resembles a soup bowl , with the Beijing Olympics " Bird's Nest " exist side by side . Track and field at the bottom and the bottom of the 25,000 - seat ground plane under 55,000 seats in the upper end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will all be removed. Design , only VIP seating is obscured , the other seat open-air .
2012 London Olympics main stadium is located within the Olympic Park in east London , in addition to a race , is also open , the closing ceremony held . Stadium plan in advance to start in April 2011 and be completed in early 2012 , in order to stay out of the test time . Currently, 22 of the original 33 buildings in the site were removed .