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England World Cup 2026 Bid

England Hockey combining with Hockey Wales are delighted to announce further information on how our own major events can excite and inspire our sport through our bid to host the FIH Hockey Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2026.

It is a hugely exciting bid aimed at transforming the sport and showcasing it at its very best on the world’s stage:

  • Finals weekend at the iconic 62,850-seater Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

  • Hockey returning to the Twickenham Stoop after successful Big Stadium Hockey games in 2019

  • A third of the event to take place outside London at Cardiff Arms Park and cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton

  • Taking the sport to non-hockey venues using the proven portable pitch technology of Big Stadium Hockey

  • Inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability at the heart of the event including a social impact programme which will benefit our host communities and the breadth of the hockey community alike

  • The biggest Hockey Men’s World Cup ever with more than 300,000 tickets available at affordable prices, starting from £5

  • Global sports marketing company CSM Sports & Entertainment leading the commercial delivery across sponsorship, ticketing and hospitality

England and Wales are in a competitive bid process to win the opportunity to host the 2026 FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have received competing bids from Germany, South Africa and a joint bid from Belgium/Netherlands.

The hockey community and sports fans across the UK (and beyond) are being invited to show their support and excitement for the event and can Back The Bid at www.englandhockey.co.uk/backthebid . Organisers hope that a strong show of support will give the FIH further confidence to award the event to England and Wales.

The initial bid submission was made in May and the FIH are scheduled to make a final decision in November of this year.

Please show your support, encouraging your club members, friends and family to Back The Bid at www.englandhockey.co.uk/backthebid

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