It's a red, white and blue Christmas!

The vibrant red, white and blue Union Jack design of two new state-of-the art hockey pitches have been unveiled at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The transformation of the venue, formerly known as Eton Manor and used for the wheelchair tennis event during the London 2012 Paralympic Games, is being undertaken by the London Legacy Development Corporation in preparation for its official opening in spring 2014.

When it opens in spring 2014, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will play host to some of hockey’s top international tournaments. England Hockey recently won the bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2018 and with the EuroHockey Championships already secured for August 2015, there is now an exciting calendar of major international hockey events to look forward to as the sport continues to go from strength to strength.

Sally Munday, England Hockey Chief Executive, said: “We’re really excited to have a fantastic venue for major competitions on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The fact that it is such an eye-catching design will help stimulate fans’ pride in the nation when they come to watch our matches. Like the Riverbank Arena during the Games, we’re sure that we will now have a venue which will generate a great atmosphere for spectators, and also a stadium at which hockey players will aspire to play.”

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will host community, club and elite programmes providing opportunities for everyone to get involved with both hockey and tennis and utilise the same premier facilities which will be used by the best players in the world. The venue will boast four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts as well as two of the best hockey pitches in the country and will host major hockey and tennis tournaments including:

  • Investec London Cup (hockey) 2014
  • NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2014, 2015, 1016
  • European Hockey Championships 2015
  • Women’s Champion Trophy (hockey) 2016
  • Men’s World League Round 3 (hockey) 2017
  • Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018

See below for some of the latest images of this fantastic new international hockey venue:

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