The Copper Box is a venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom located in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Previously known as the Handball Arena, it was renamed because, aside from handball, it will also host modern pentathlon (fencing) during the Olympics and will be the goalball venue for the 2012 Summer Paralympics..
The Copper Box will have 6,000 to 7,000 seats. It will be used for handball preliminaries and quarter-finals and modern pentathlonfencing during the Olympic Games, and for goalball during the Paralympic Games. The handball semi-finals and final will be held at the larger Basketball Arena.
When the Games are over, the venue will be adapted to become a multi-sport arena for community use, athlete training and small-to-medium scale events. It will be the only permanent indoor arena retained in the Olympic Park, as the Basketball Arena will be relocated.