Olympics and Hackney Marshes (2)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How long will these football pitches be out of action and when will the Olympic authorities return them to local football teams?


Answer for Olympics and Hackney Marshes (2)

Answer for Olympics and Hackney Marshes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In May 2011 the use of East Marsh as playing fields will cease temporarily to allow the construction of an accreditation area, coach park and parking spaces for Blue Badge holders for use during the Games. The East Marsh football pitches will be fully reinstated with improved drainage facilities after the Games, for use at the beginning of the football season in September 2013.