No shoppers? Big Olympic crowds force mall closure
No shoppers at the Olympic mall on a Saturday?
London Transport officials are warning shoppers they
won't be allowed into the Westfield Stratford mall next to Olympic Park
during the day on Friday and Saturday unless they are holding Olympic
tickets or accreditation.
The decision has been
made because gigantic crowds are expected on both days as the Olympics
roll into high gear with the first track events at the Olympic Stadium.
Transport for London says the partial mall closures
will be in effect from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at
Europe's largest mall.
Officials say the
closure will not apply to people visiting hospitality venues. Some
200,000 fans and workers are expected each day.