On behalf of the England Hockey Board (EHB), I am now delighted to inform you that we have a fantastic offer exclusively for the hockey family in Great Britain, regarding the VISA International Invitational Hockey Tournament.
VISA INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, A LONDON TEST EVENT
- The Visa International Invitational TEST EVENT – MAY 2 – 6. EHB has successfully negotiated with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited (LOCOG) to provide the hockey family with an advance purchase opportunity for tickets for the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament at Olympic Park from 2 – 6 May 2012. This will be the first opportunity to access the Riverbank Arena, the home of Hockey in the Olympic Park, and the event is sure to be a fantastic spectacle with some of the top teams in the world competing. Great Britain men or women will be competing in every session of the test event so you are guaranteed to see our home team in action. Detailed pricing information will be released on 27 February 2012. Tickets will be priced up to £15 for adults and up to £10 for concessions. For the full event schedule see attached.
This is an exclusive benefit offered by EHB in recognition of the hard work and support you and / or your club / organisation have put into hockey and as such you have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public. For clubs and members that want to book in groups of ten or more you will have an even better opportunity as there is an advance group bookings window. Please read the booking arrangements carefully and note the advance booking dates which are only available to members of the hockey family.
All advance bookings for the test event will require a special promotional code and must be made in the date window below via Ticketmaster on a first-come, first-served basis. Group bookings of 10 or more must be registered with EHB by Tuesday 28th February at 4pm 2012 to receive the group promotional code (this is to ensure that groups are for bonafide members and not ticket touts). Non group bookings should use the code detailed below. As a proud partner of London 2012, Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted for ticket sales for this London Prepares series event.
28 February 4pm
The Hockey Family group bookings registration with EHB deadline (for bookings of 10 or more tickets).
This registration will provide you with the group promotions code required for Ticketmaster. Please note that registration with EHB does not guarantee you tickets at this stage and tickets will only be confirmed when you have made a telephone booking with Ticketmaster (see below). Please register your group by emailing the full name of the contact, the name of the group booking i.e. Club name and the estimated number of tickets you are likely to book to groupregistrations@GBhockey.org. Your registration will be confirmed within 7 days. The group bookings telephone number and special promotions code will be issued by 29th February 2012.
From 1 March 10am (first come, first served)
The Hockey Family group bookings open (for bookings of 10 or more tickets)
All Hockey Family group bookings need to be made by telephone using the group promotional code provided by EHB when you registered (telephone number for group bookings and code will be provided by 29th February 2012). Bookings will need to be paid for in full by Visa card at the time of booking or can be invoiced by Ticketmaster and paid for by cheque.
6 March 10am – 15 March 10am (first come, first served)
The Hockey Family non group (between 1 and 9 tickets) bookings open
All Hockey Family non group bookings should be made online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/londonpreparesseries. Bookings will need to be paid for in full by Visa card at the time of booking. The special promotional code for these bookings is HOCKEYPREPARES (please note this is full caps and no gaps and should be entered on the booking form under the section “GB Hockey adult presale” or “GB Hockey concession presale”).
INVESTEC LONDON CUP – JUNE 5 – 10. EHB is hosting the final international hockey tournament, before the London Olympic Games, in Chiswick, London. This will be the first opportunity to see the selected Great Britain Women’s squad for the Olympic Games in action on home turf, just weeks before they compete for Olympic glory. GB Women will take on some of the very best teams in the world including the Olympic Champions from the last three Olympics i.e. Holland 2008, Germany 2004 and Australia 2000 as well as South Africa and Ireland, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 21st February from www.ticketzone.co.uk
We are delighted to have made this offer available to you and we now have a request in return and that is if you are coming to the Visa International Invitational TEST EVENT, Investec London Cup or the Olympic Games and are supporting Great Britain we would like you to wear a RED top! It will be fantastic for our Olympians to look out to a home crowd that is supporting them. Any RED top will be appreciated but if you want to really feel part of the team you can purchase GB replica shirts and apparel from our online shop www.englandhockey.co.uk/store
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Chief Executive England Hockey Board
Chief Operating Officer GB Hockey