LOCOG selects Ricoh Arena for Olympics football venue

Ricoh Arena has been selected as the Midlands venue to host Olympic football matches in 2012.

LOCOG selects Ricoh Arena for Olympic football venue
LOCOG selects Ricoh Arena for Olympic football venue

The venue, which is Coventry City Football Club's base, will be temporarily renamed the City of Coventry Stadium for the London Olympics, and all other branding will be removed during the 2012 Games.

LOCOG chairman Seb Coe said the City of Coventry Stadium would be an excellent host for the football matches.

"It's ideally located in the centre of England and the city already has strong links with London 2012," said Coe.

Ricoh Arena chief executive Daniel Gidney said: "We have worked hard over the past few months to prepare our bid and I would like to thank our partners and organisations involved for their support."

 

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