Named after Thomas Lords, the founder, and owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club, Lords Cricket Ground has been hosting international test matches and one-day internationals since 1814. This cricket ground is the home to Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the European Cricket Council (ECC). However, you don't have to be a cricket fan to experience its magic - its pavilion which is typical of Victorian elegance, graceful J.P Morgan media centre and the versatile Nursery pavilion is all set to provide an impressive backdrop for archery competition in London Olympics 2012. Generally termed as 'home of cricket', and houses world's oldest sports museum, the world can view archery on its outfield of the main ground and the nursery ground. The eight days of competition including team events and individual events is expected to take the reputation of this historic ground to heights. Do not delay; get ready to see actions live on this iconic ground.
Sport Events Archery
Location Lord's is located in St John's Wood, north-west of London. It is near Regent's Park.
New or Existing Existing
Permanent or Temporary Permanent
Number of Events 4 Events
Lord's Cricket Ground London Olympics 2012
During The Game
During the Olympic Games, Lord's is set to host 128 athletes, who compete for four gold medals in team events and individual events. The events running from 27 July to 3 August will be held in two sessions with almost 6500 spectators attending each session. Temporary structures will be constructed to transform Lords to use as archery range, warm-up range, and temporary stand for 5000 spectators and seating spaces for officials and athletes. The nursery ground will be used as a preliminary competition range, athlete's areas along with buildings as operational compounds. The existing layout and the pavilion of this iconic ground will be used adequately to facilitate the spectators to see the action from a closer point of view. Here, archers can perform over the square towards the Media centre and spectators get closer look at the action as they will be seated in temporary stands placed on both side of the archers. During the knockout clash, the archers will perform in front of the Victorian pavilion towards the white pod of the media centre.
After The Games
After the Olympics get over, temporary seating and facilities in Lord's will be removed and Lord's will return to being an international world-class cricket venue. Archery equipments, which are part of the training and warm-up games and the competition venues will be given to the clubs and schools across the country.
How To Reach The Venue
Located in St. John's Wood in the North West of London, Lord's is easily accessible from all parts of London. Its closest London underground station being the St. John's Wood, its nearest step-free station is Kings Cross St Pancras. Adequate shuttle service has been provided between the station and the venue along though the pick-up and drop-off locations are yet to be ascertained. The venue is also reachable via local bus services with buses providing audio and visual information. Each and every bus has additional space for one wheel chair. For disabled spectators, they have provided pre-booking counters, which will be given at the transport mall of the venue.
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