With the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the truly inspirational backdrop of England winning the Women's Euros 2022, and the 10 year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games, England Hockey combining with Hockey Wales have announced further information today on their bid to host the FIH Hockey Men's Hockey World Cup in 2026.
It is a hugely exciting bid aimed at transforming the sport and showcasing it at its very best on the world's stage:
Finals weekend at the iconic 62,850-seater Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Hockey returning to the Twickenham Stoop after successful Big Stadium Hockey games in 2019
- A third of the event to take place outside London at Cardiff Arms Park and cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens in Northampton
- Taking the sport to non-hockey venues using "Big Stadium Hockey's" proven portable pitch technology
- lnclusivity, accessibility and sustainability at the heart of the event including a social impact programme which will benefit our host communities and the breadth of the hockey community alike
Simon Morton, Deputy CEO at UK Sport said: “The UK, backed by The National Lottery, has proved itself to be a powerhouse of hosting global sporting events over the past decade. The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, along with the 2022 Euros, has been the perfect example of how the UK embraces big sporting events and provides athletes and sports fans alike with a first-class experience. The England and Wales bid for the 2026 FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup offers an exciting model which will give fans across the country a chance to watch world class hockey in magnificent venues. We’d urge sports fans across the nation to show their support and excitement for the event and Back The Bid.”
For more information read the full announcement.
You can 'Back The Bid' to host the FIH Hockey Men's World Cup 2026 via England Hockey and Hockey Wales.