Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will be expanded to increase capacity for this August’s EuroHockey Championships. England Hockey and The European Hockey Federation have announced a sell-out and a decision to expand to offer more tickets.
England Hockey’s Commercial Director Jonathan Cockcroft commented:
We’re delighted to have seen such high demand for what promises to be the biggest hockey event ever hosted in this country outside of the Olympics.
Hockey offers an extremely appealing day out for families, hockey fans and general sports fans alike, and we have every confidence that we will continue to see such demand for tickets to this event and indeed other events at our new Olympic legacy stadium. It’s fantastic for hockey as a sport that we have a venue on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and that we’re able to increase its capacity as interest grows in our events.
Angus Kirkland, Director General of the EHF added
Following the hugely successful, fan-centric EuroHockey Championships in Belgium in 2013, with a packed stadium, it was essential for us that this trend was continued in 2015. It is a real credit to England Hockey that they have successfully created such a demand for tickets that we can now grow the capacity of the ground in the firm knowledge that more fans will come and enjoy what will be a fantastic event on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Ricoh Arena taps into competitive video gaming
Gaming lovers from all over the world flocked to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena at the Easter weekend for Insomnia54, the latest instalment of the UK’s biggest gaming festival.
Justine Hewitt, stadium manager at the Ricoh Arena, said:
Insomnia Gaming Festival’s success at the Ricoh Arena is another example of how the venue can adapt to suit almost any event.