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A lasting legacy


I would just like to make a point of clarication to the story headlined 'Main Olympic Stadium could be temporary structure' (NCE last week) as it could be misleading.

As has been widely reported we are seeking to build a permanent stadium that can seat 80,000 people at Games time and 25,000 post-Games.

Temporary seating will, of course, play a key role in helping to achieve this and it is part of good project management to look at all the options.

What we are obviously not planning to do is to build a temporary stadium for the Games and then knock it down. There will be a lasting and permanent sporting and community legacy at the Olympic Stadium after the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012.

David Higgins, Olympic Delivery Authority, One Churchill Place, London E14 5LN

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