More Hockey and Water Polo Test Event Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

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More tickets to the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament and Visa Water Polo International, both London 2012 test events, will go on sale tomorrow, 3 April, at 10.00am.

More Hockey and Water Polo test event tickets on sale tomorrow

More Hockey and Water Polo test event tickets on sale tomorrow

Spectators play a key role in helping us test our operations as we continue to look at and test crowd flows as well as athlete movements, our workforce and of course the field of play

More tickets to the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament and Visa Water Polo International, both London 2012 test events, will go on sale tomorrow, 3 April, at 10.00am.

Tickets will be available for all four sessions of Water Polo from 3-6 May and both sessions on the final day of Hockey on Sunday 6 May, priced from £5-£15, giving spectators the unique opportunity to watch international sport in the Olympic Park just weeks ahead of the Games.

Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted for online ticket sales for these London Prepares series events.
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/londonpreparesseries

From 2-6 May the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament will feature some of the world’s best men’s and women’s Hockey teams including Australia, the world’s top ranked men’s team, Argentina, the current women’s world champions, and both Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams. The tournament will play a crucial part in testing the Riverbank Arena.

At the Visa Water Polo International, taking place in the newly built Water Polo Arena, the Great Britain women’s team will line up alongside teams from Australia, USA and Russia, testing the venue for the very first time.

Debbie Jevans, London 2012 Director of Sport, said: "As with all our test events, tickets sold quickly for Hockey and Water Polo when they went on sale last month. We have worked hard to be able to offer more tickets to fans to enable them to watch the forthcoming test events and we are delighted that we have been able to achieve this. Spectators play a key role in helping us test our operations as we continue to look at and test crowd flows as well as athlete movements, our workforce and of course the field of play.”

Additionally, tickets for the Men’s Olympic Football Qualification Play-Off match, the London 2012 Football test event, are still available. The match, which sees Senegal and Oman battle it out for the final place in the London 2012 Football Tournament, takes place on Monday 23 April at the City of Coventry Stadium. Tickets are on sale now from http://www.theticketfactory.com/footballtournamentqualification or by telephoning 0844 338 800 and from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 277 0700.

Visa continues its support for the London 2012 Games with individual sponsorship of the Synchronised Swimming, Hockey, Water Polo, BUCS Outdoor Athletics and Paralympic Athletics test events

Notes to editors:
For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office.

Remaining ticketed test events:

Apr 18-22 FINA Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification, presented by Visa. Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park. Sold out.

Apr 23 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualification Play-Off Match, City of Coventry Stadium. Tickets £5-£10

May 2-6 Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament, Riverbank Arena, Olympic Park. Tickets £5- £15

May 3-6 Eton Manor Wheelchair Tennis International, Eton Manor, Olympic Park. Tickets on sale for 5 May Sold out.

May 3-6 Visa Water Polo International, Water Polo Arena, Olympic Park. Tickets £5 - £15

May 5 ‘2012 Hours to Go: An Evening of Athletics and Entertainment’, Olympic Stadium. Sold out.

May 8 Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge, Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park. Sold out.

Remaining non ticketed test events:

Apr 18-19 London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Basketball Arena, Olympic Park.

Apr 18-28 ISSF Shooting World Cup, The Royal Artillery Barracks.

May 3-6 London Para Archery International Tournament, The Royal Artillery Barracks.

May 4-7 BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships, Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park.

May 5-7 London Boccia Invitational 2012, Basketball Arena, Olympic Park.

About Visa Europe
In Europe, there are 445 million Visa debit, credit and commercial cards. In the 12 months ending September 2011 those cards were used to make purchases and cash withdrawals to the value of €1.7 trillion. 14% of consumer spending at point of sale in Europe is with a Visa card, and almost 80% of that is on Visa debit cards.

Visa Europe is owned and operated by more than 3,700 European members and was incorporated in July 2004. Visa Europe is independent of global Visa Inc., with an exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual licence in Europe, while both companies operate to ensure global interoperability. As a dedicated European payment system Visa Europe is able to respond quickly to the specific market needs of European banks and their customers - cardholders and retailers - and to meet the European Commission’s objective to create a true internal market for payments.

Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world. In addition, Visa/PLUS is one of the world’s largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in over 200 countries.

About Team 2012
Team 2012 presented by Visa is a fundraising programme designed to provide UK athletes with the tools and support to reach their full potential and win more medals at European Championships, World Championships – and of course at the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012. It is a joint venture between the British Olympic Association, ParalympicsGB, UK Sport and LOCOG. Alongside the vital role played by The National Lottery and Exchequer funding, Team 2012 will help fund our athletes over the next two years. The vast majority of funds raised through Team 2012 will be distributed by UK Sport through its World Class Performance Programme which ensures that the UK’s most talented athletes have every chance of reaching their potential. Having run their programme since 1997, UK Sport has developed a highly successful ‘No Compromise’ approach, which ultimately means taking no short cuts in resourcing the best athletes to realise their medal ambitions. Funding is provided to athletes via their sport’s governing body, in support of a performance programme that includes coaching, training and competition support, medical and scientific services and equipment and access to the best facilities.

London 2012 Games partners:
The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Supplier, Otto Bock. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.

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