Tickets for the EuroHockey Championships London 2015, the pinnacle of European international hockey, have gone on sale.
The European Hockey Federation (EHF) event will be hosted by England Hockey at the new Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 21 – 30 August 2015.
The Championships form part of UK Sport’s £27million National Lottery funded Gold Event Series to bring up to 70 world class events to home soil to build a strong sporting legacy from London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 and help with qualification for Rio 2016.
England Hockey has just staged its first event at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, bringing back memories of the London 2012 Olympics. The EuroHockey Championships features the top 8 women’s and top 8 men’s teams in Europe, and as such, EuroHockey 2015 promises to be the perfect place to watch some truly world-class sport in a family friendly environment.
Tickets for the Semi-Finals, Finals and significant England fixtures are expected to sell quickly. Like the Olympics, tickets are available in sessions, allowing spectators to pick and choose their games. In line with the family focus of the event, children’s tickets are available from £1.
The event starts with England’s men playing a Friday evening match, and concludes with the women’s Final, which is a point of difference to most tournaments which conclude with men’s fixtures, demonstrating the equal footing of both genders in hockey. The tournament also has the added significance of being a qualifier event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
England Hockey Chief Executive Sally Munday added: “Hosting the EuroHockey Championships in 2015 in London is a very exciting prospect, and having just hosted a brilliant first tournament at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, we’re confident we can deliver a fantastic spectator experience, as we do at all our events. We’re very much looking forward to rallying the English public to get behind their teams in what will be a big summer for sport in this country”
ParaHockey and Masters tournaments will also run alongside the main tournament, as The European Hockey Federation is committed to these important and growing areas of hockey.
You can buy tickets on the EuroHockey Championships website.
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