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O2 Arena


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Originally built for the Millennium celebrations, North Greenwich Arena has been transformed into a sports and entertainment arena with shops, restaurants and more. It opened to the public in June 2007.
  The North Greenwich Arena was originally known as the Millennium Dome and was built to celebrate the beginning of the third millennium.  The venue was transformed in June 2007 and at the same time O2 Mobile phone company agreed a venue sponsorship deal, and it is now commonly know as the O2 Arena.
The O2 Arena took the crown of the world's busiest music arena from the Manchester Arena, a title which it had held since 2001.  With a capacity of 20,000, the O2 Arena attracts  acts such as Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Scissor Sisters, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Take That.

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The O2 Arena is easy to get to as The Prime Meridian passes the western edge of the Dome and the nearest London Underground station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line.


Works to transform North Greenwich Arena (O2 Arena) into an Olympic and Paralympic venue will start in May 2012. This will include the installation of temporary items such as tents, cabins, signage, services and equipment in and around the venue. North Greenwich Arena will host Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and the Basketball finals during the Olympic Games and then, a few weeks later, Wheelchair Basketball during the Paralympic Games.
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Five O2 Arena Facts

  1. If you turned The O2 upside down, it would take Niagara Falls 15 minutes to fill it
  2. Alternatively, you could fill it with 3.8 billion pints of beer or the contents of 1100 Olympic-sized swimming pools
  3. The volume of The O2 is equal to thirteen Albert Halls, ten St Paul’s Cathedrals or two old Wembley Stadiums
  4. The O2 is as high as Nelson’s Column
  5. The Eiffel Tower could fit inside The O2 lying on its side

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