The temporary Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park is an innovative and inspiring venue that's staging thrilling sporting action during the Games.
The design and build
The Riverbank Arena has two pitches, one with spectator seating and one for use as a warm-up area.
London 2012 is the first Olympic Games where the hockey pitches aren’t green. Pink is used for the area surrounding the pitch and blue for the field of play – making it easy to spot the yellow ball.
The first Riverbank Arena pitch was unveiled in October 2011. The surrounding structures were built at the beginning of 2012 and first put to use in the Hockey test event in May 2012.