|Green Point Olympic Park
|The Green Point Park area will be transformed into the sporting epicentre of the games.
The Olympic Park
The Olympic Park will be situated at the former Green Point Common and today a beautiful urabn park area, lies at the
heart of Cape Town's plans for the 2016 games.
The site is situated just outside the city centre, fifteen minutes from Cape Town international airport and will provide
a breathtaking, compact, secure and easily accesible home for the Games.
Seven new venues will be situated within walking distance of each other, allowing competitors and spectators alike to
experience the unique atmosphere of an Olympic Games within the beautiful park surroundings.
The main 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium with retractable roof will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the
Athletics and Track and Field events.It will sit alongside the planned 16,000 seat Aquatic Centre which will be deisgned specifically
for the future needs of all aquatic athletes in South Africa.
Two Olympic Park arenas will host rythmic gymnastics, handball and wresting, and together will seat 16,000 spectators.
The arenas will be dismantled after the games and be re-used elsewhere where they are needed and will provide a much needed
The Park will be well located and is just 5 minutes from the Olympic Village at Culemborg,using Olympic Transport. The
village will provide accommodation for every competitor and official, with 80 per cent within 20 minutes of their event venues.
Large open spaces for the public will create a lively and beautiful atmosphere for all spectators and athletes and will
be located around water features.
The Olympic Spear Line, a new high speed train system featuring five dedicated Olympic lanes will allow spectators to
travel to the City Centre on underground lines in one minute. From the city centre, the Olympic Spear Line will ensure the
safe and speedy arrival of athletes to all the venues across the city. The rail service will be well supported by a well located
bus complex and a park and ride scheme located on the outskirts of the city.
The world will meet at the Cape Town Olympic park in Green Point and the venues and facilites will provide a legacy and
future for the entire countries aspiring athletes.