Sporting Events at the Olympic Park

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1306
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to the Assembly's finding that many members of the public were priced out of the major events at the Olympics, how will you ensure that future events at the Park - for example the 2015 Rugby world cup games - will be affordable for all?

Answer

Answer for Sporting Events at the Olympic Park

Answer for Sporting Events at the Olympic Park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to making events organised by the London Legacy Development Corporation and other Mayoral bodies as affordable and accessible as possible. Many events on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be commercial enterprises, like the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the Legacy Corporation will make best endeavours to include concessions and priority booking options, particularly for local residents as it has done for this summer's music events. When the ArcelorMittal Orbit re-opens to the public in Easter 2014 discounts will be available to local residents.