From Spring 2014, hockey will benefit from the London 2012 legacy venue, the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, set in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Eton Manor.
With two world class hockey pitches, the new venue will be home to a number of hockey clubs in East London – an area that has traditionally struggled for good quality hockey facilities.
In August 2015, the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will host the men’s and women’s EuroHockey Nations Championships featuring England. And each year, a number of major England Hockey events will be held at the legacy venue including national finals for adults and young people, and international fixtures and tournaments.
About the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will be owned, funded and managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. With a history of sporting activity dating back over a century, the Hockey and Tennis Centre built in legacy will continue this tradition long after the London 2012 Games.
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will comprise a Hockey Centre, and a Tennis Centre with four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. Five-a-side football pitches will also be developed. With two pitches, the Hockey Centre will become England Hockey’s national events venue and regional performance centre and home to England and GB hockey fixtures. Five hockey clubs have also registered an interest in relocating to the centre.
The Tennis Centre courts will be used as a wheelchair tennis performance centre and for regional tennis development programmes.
- 3,000 capacity hockey stadium, including 500 covered seats
- Potential to increase seating up to 15,000 with temporary overlay to support major events
- Additional floodlit, water-based hockey training pitch
- 4 indoor and 6 outdoor tennis courts
- Mountain bike trails (part of the VeloPark)
- Development plot for a future 5-a-side commercial football centre to include a club house and 10 pitches
- Bar/café, office, changing rooms and spectator toilets
- 1.2 hectares of allotments
- Owned, funded and managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority