Blue Hockey Pitches To Debut At London 2012

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Blue Hockey Pitches To Debut At London 2012
An artist's impression of the Hockey Centre as it might look during the London 2012 Hockey competitions. Image by Populous.
An artist's impression of the Hockey Centre as it might look during the London 2012 Hockey competitions. Image by Populous.
Alex Danson and Jonty Clarke launch the new blue Hockey pitch for London 2012. Image by Justin Setterfield for LOCOG.
Alex Danson and Jonty Clarke launch the new blue Hockey pitch for London 2012. Image by Justin Setterfield for LOCOG.
Site of hockey pitches on Olympic Park by Andy Wilkes (taken 22 March 2011)
Site of hockey pitches on Olympic Park by Andy Wilkes (taken 22 March 2011)

For the first time, Olympic hockey will be played on blue pitches at London 2012.

The move away from the green of natural grass is not just a branding move to get the Hockey Centre to complement the 2012 logo. Colour tests have shown that blue provides a strong contrast against the white ball and white lines for players, officials and spectators alike.

The Hockey Centre will be the only fully outdoor venue on the Olympic Park with striking views not only of the fast and furious pink and blue action but also across the site and to the Stadium and aerial shots of the Park will be pepped up by the 2 colourful pitches at the north end.

The pitches will be installed in spring 2012 and test events run 2-6 May 2012.

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Image of the Hockey Centre site by Andy Wilkes. Check out his blog: www.insidelondon2012.blogspot.com

Last Updated 30 March 2011