Sold out signs will go up for the finals of the Owen G. Glenn FIH Champions Trophy at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday December 11 with organisers confirming over 13,000 tickets have already sold for the six days of competition. Only tickets for the grass embankment are available for day one action tomorrow.
“It’s a wonderful start to the tournament. It strongly reinforces hockey’s position against other major codes and I am overwhelmed by the response to tickets and local support”, says Hockey New Zealand Chief Executive Hillary Poole.
The Mayor of Auckland says Auckland was awarded the rights to host the event only three months ago and pays tribute to the speed at which Hockey New Zealand has pulled this world-class event together.
“Auckland is a world-class events destination. Rugby World Cup, ITU World Triathlon Champs and now the Owen G. Glenn FIH Champions Trophy in less than three months – we have the infrastructure and the people to make it happen. I feel enormously proud and congratulate Hockey New Zealand”, says Mayor Len Brown.
North Shore Stadium has been transformed for this week long event. The New Zealand Black Sticks come in as clear underdogs for this tournament, ranked 7th, and face Germany in the first Pool B match tomorrow afternoon at 4.05pm.
Owen G. Glenn FIH MEN’S CHAMPIONS TROPHY Saturday 3 – Sunday 11 December:
North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Rosedale Park South, North Shore, Auckland