🏑 Prizes don’t get much bigger and the stakes don’t much higher. The hockey Olympic Qualifiers feature Great Britain’s men and women against Malaysia and Chile respectively with a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games the prize. Tickets are on sale now!
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is the venue for what promises to be a weekend of pure sporting theatre. On the afternoons of 2 and 3 November Great Britain’s men and women play off in a hockey Olympic Qualifier series for their places at next year’s Tokyo Olympics and a chance to win the biggest prize in hockey.
Great Britain’s women are the reigning Olympic champions having beaten the Netherlands in Rio in 2016, winning the gold medal after an epic encounter that went to a dramatic penalty shootout watched live by over 9 million people on BBC TV. But … being champions does carry with it automatic qualification to Tokyo 2020 and hence GB’s women must beat Chile this weekend if they are to defend their title.
The format is a two-legged qualifier, played on two consecutive days on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in which the team with the highest aggregate score will qualify for the Olympics.
Great Britain’s men play Malaysia ~ Great Britain’s women face Chile.
This is the match schedule:
Saturday 2 November
GB women vs Chile 2pm
GB men vs Malaysia 4:30pm
Sunday 3 November
GB women vs Chile 12pm
GB men vs Malaysia 3pm
Tickets are for the day so you will see both the Great Britain men and women’s teams and be able to take advantage of all the other entertainment on offer. There’ll be autographs with the international stars, the opportunity to play on the hallowed turf, a range of food and drink options and plenty going on in our Fanzone.
The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has 5,000 seats all of which ensure you’re never too far away from the action and drama. 4 categories of tickets are available, with prices starting from just £5 for under 18s, £13.50 for 18-25s and £17.50 for adults, through to premium covered, half-way line seats ranging from £19.50 to £59.50.
The Olympic Qualifiers are a great opportunity to support the teams on their Road to Tokyo. A sell-out is anticipated. Get your tickets now to experience what promises to be a memorable couple of days of world-class hockey.
Gates open on Saturday at 12 noon with matches at 2pm and 4.30pm.
Gates open on Sunday at 10.30am with matches at 12 noon and 3pm.
Tickets in advance for the Olympic Qualifiers are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
Tickets on the day are subject to availability. Checking the Great Britain Hockey Twitter feed beore travelling is recommended.
Travel tips: Travelling by public transport is recommended. The nearest stations/tube are Stratford, Stratford International and Leyton. Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is a 20 minute walk from all three stations. For more information on public transport options visit the Transport For London website. No spectator parking is available at the venue. There are car parks nearby in Stratford International Station and Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford.