Test Event tickets back on sale Tuesday

More tickets to the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament International, the London 2012 test event, will go on sale tomorrow, 3 April, at 10.00am.

Tickets will be available for both sessions on the final day of hockey on Sunday 6 May, priced from £5-£15, giving spectators the unique opportunity to watch international sport in the Olympic Park just weeks ahead of the Games.

Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted for online ticket sales for these London Prepares series events.


Sarah Thomas celebrates scoring a goal for Great Britain in the Champions Trophy semi final in Rosario

From 2-6 May the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament will feature some of the world’s best men’s and women’s Hockey teams including Australia, the world’s top ranked men’s team, Argentina, the current women’s world champions, and both Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams. The tournament will play a crucial part in testing the Riverbank Arena.

Mark Gleghorne punches the air in celebration

Debbie Jevans, London 2012 Director of Sport, said: ‘As with all our test events, tickets sold quickly for Hockey and Water Polo when they went on sale last month. We have worked hard to be able to offer more tickets to fans to enable them to watch the forthcoming test events and we are delighted that we have been able to achieve this.  Spectators play a key role in helping us test our operations as we continue to look at and test crowd flows as well as athlete movements, our workforce and of course the field of play.”

Visa continues its support for the London 2012 Games with individual sponsorship of the  Synchronised Swimming, Hockey, Water Polo, BUCS Outdoor Athletics and Paralympic Athletics test events.

Tickets can be bought from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/londonpreparesseries.

The npower Big DribbleFancy getting your hockey fix before the Visa International Invitational Tournament?
We're less that two weeks away from The npower Big Dribble coming to a town near you. 
So get down, pick up a stick and be part of it.

The npower Big Dribble is an amazing opportunity for the Great British public to get into the Olympic spirit as hockey comes to a town near you! Starting in Edinburgh on 15th April, our giant hockey ball and 100m dribbling track will be touring the country over 18 days giving people of all ages and abilities the chance to pick up a stick and take part.

Join celebrities, Great Britain hockey stars, local communities and thousands of others in an attempt to set a record for dribbling hockey balls 2012km across Great Britain.

Wish Great Britain’s hockey teams ‘good luck’ ahead of the Olympic Games by writing a message on our giant hockey ball, which will journey around Britain before being presented to the GB teams at the end of the event.

The npower Big Dribble supports WellChild, the UK’s national charity for sick children and is part of Great Britain Hockey’s Hockey Nation programme. Text BIGD123 to 70070 (£3 is then donated to WellChild).

In support of The npower Big Dribble, GB men's Head Coach Jason Lee and Team Manager Andy Halliday are dribbling the London Marathon. See what they had to say about their 'Little Dribble' when we interviewed them recently.

Find your local leg and discover how to take part at www.thebigdribble.com.