Test Event tickets on sale 15 March

Barry Middleton in action for Great Britain against Australia
Tickets for hockey's Olympic test event, the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament, will go on sale to the public at 10am on Thursday 15 March, exclusively from Ticketmaster.

As a sponsor of London 2012, Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted for online ticket sales for this London Prepares series event.

Spectators of all ages will need a ticket and children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Kerry Williams, Ashleigh Ball, Laura Bartlett and Georgie Twigg at the launch of the Olympic hockey pitch

The Visa International Invitational Tournament will feature current world champions, the men’s Australian and German teams who are currently ranked number one and two in the world; the current women’s world champions, Argentina; as well as both the men’s and women’s British teams as they prepare for the London 2012 Games.

The men’s tournament will also feature India, winners of eight Olympic gold medals while China, the women’s silver medallists from Beijing, and Korea, also take part in the women’s event.

The tournament will give these top teams the chance to compete at a London 2012 venue ahead of the Games. It will also allow spectators the chance to visit the Olympic Park and see world-class sporting action.

Each team will play one match against each other in the preliminary phase from 2–5 May . There will be a rest day for the teams on Friday 4 May.

The first and second place teams will then play each other in the final on Sunday 6 May and the third and fourth place teams will play off for the final ranking positions.

Match Schedule

Wednesday 2 May - session 1
11:00-12:30 Argentina v China (women's preliminary)
13:15-14:45 Great Britain v Korea (women's preliminary)
Wednesday 2 May - session 2
16:15-17:45 Australia v India (men's preliminary)
18:30-20:00 Great Britain v Germany (men's preliminary)

Thursday 3 May - session 1
11:00-12:30 Argentina v Korea (women's preliminary)
13:15-14:45 China v Great Britain (women's preliminary)
Thursday 3 May - session 2
16:15-17:45 Germany v Australia (men's preliminary)
18:30-20:00 Great Britain v India (men's preliminary)

Saturday 5 May - session 1
09:30-11:00 China v Korea (women's preliminary)
11:45-13:15 Great Britain v Argentina (women's preliminary)
Saturday 5 May - session 2
14:45-16:15 Germany v India (men's preliminary)
17:00-18:30 Australia v Great Britain (men's preliminary)

Sunday 6 May - session 1
09:30-11:00 Women's 3rd v 4th match
12:15-14:15 Women's Final
Sunday 6 May - session 2
16:45-17:45 Men's 3rd v 4th match
18:30-20:30 Men's Final


*** Buy your tickets from Ticketmaster ***

Find out more about the Great Britain hockey teams and how you can get involved in the Hockey Nation programe at www.greatbritainhockey.co.uk.

Find out more about hockey at the Olympic Games at www.london2012.com/hockey.