I posted an article about visiting the 2012 Olympic Stadium and detailed the top 10 ‘things’ I found during my visit. Some good, some not so good.
One comment asked about seat allocation and after a few Gooogle searches, it turns out there is very little about where seat rows actually are. The block info is there, but nothing about which row you’re in and therefore how high or low your seat will be.
So looking at the photos I took on the day (and manually counting the seats) here’s what I can offer…
- The seat numbers seem to start at 1 at track side and go up to 75 at the top of the stadium.
- The bottom tier seems to go from 1-24 and the top tier is variable depending on the block you’re in and whether there is a middle tier but seat 75 seems to be at the highest seat value, so work backwards from there.
- Seems weird but seats 25-30 don’t exist… unless you know better?
Hope that helps a little! Click the diagram above for a larger version btw.
And I’ve just found this fantastic diagram on the Guardian website of athletic events layout within the stadium itself. Should give you a good idea of what you’ll be closest to.
For what it’s worth, here’s a crude panorama of the view I had from Block 207, Row 57, Seat 454 (looking across to block 236). In the map above, we were just to the left of the 45-75 arrow at the very bottom of the image. Click to view the panorama larger.
DISCLAIMER: The image above is my attempt to add a little more detail to the official seating map and is in no way official. I’ve redrawn it from scratch so hopefully didn’t infringe any copyrights! It’s also not fantastically accurate, so use it as a guide, but not as gospel. Let me know if I got any of the assumptions wrong!