— Published 5 August 2022

The British promise records

Hockey can dream big with England and Wales’ joint bid for the men’s World Cup in 2026. The two British countries have unveiled their plans. It goes beyond anything that has ever been organised in the sport. The Anglo-Welsh bid calls for a final to be held at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, a venue with a capacity of almost 63,000 (pictured above). It also proposes to stage a third of the games outside London at two rugby stadiums: the Arms Park in Cardiff and the Cinch Stadium in Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. In total, the UK plans to sell more than 300,000 tickets, with a first price of just five pounds. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) decision, expected in early November, will be between the British bid, a joint bid from Belgium and the Netherlands, and Germany and South Africa.