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Tickets go on sale for European hockey championships in London

Tickets for the EuroHockey Championships London 2015 have gone on sale today.  

The European Hockey Federation (EHF) event will be hosted by England Hockey at the new Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August  21 – 30, 2015.

The event’s website is now live, at www.eurohockey2015.co.uk where tickets can be purchased, and which features information on the tournament and its participating teams. 

The event starts with England’s men playing a Friday evening match, and concludes with the women’s final, which is a departure from most tournaments which conclude with men’s fixtures.

The tournament also has the added significance of being a qualifier event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

EHF president Marijke Fleuren commented: “When we set out our strategic plans for the EuroHockey Championships, the EHF put a player’s tournament at the core of what we want to achieve from these Championships, as well as giving fans a great experience. 

“Starting with the men’s games on the Friday evening creates an extra opportunity for fans to come to the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, and in addition this gives us the opportunity to finish with the Women’s Final, showing that hockey is a sport that reveres its female and male athletes equally. We commend England Hockey for this initiative, which we believe will be a huge success! Today fans get a chance to book their tickets and fill the stadium for what we believe will be a fantastic tournament. I am very much looking forward to meeting the hockey family from all over Europe back in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.” 

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