List of Olympic venues in field hockey

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Molson Stadium (front at bottom) hosted the field hockey events for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. This was the first venue in which the sport was played on artificial turf.
Morris Brown College Stadium hosted the field hockey finals for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Riverbank Arena hosted the field hockey events for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This was the first venue in which the sport was played on blue turf.

For the Summer Olympics, there are 32 venues that have been or will be used for field hockey. The competitions were first held at the Olympic Stadium until 1928 when it was held at a stadium that did not have the Olympic Stadium title. From 1936 to 1960 with the exception of 1952, the competitions were held in more than one venue. Artificial turf made its Olympic debut at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1] The last field hockey competitions that was not held on a single venue was in 1996.

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venues for these games Capacity Ref.
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby union, Swimming, Tug of war, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [2]
1920 Antwerp Olympisch Stadion Athletics, Equestrian, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Rugby union, Tug of war, Weightlifing 12,771 [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
1928 Amsterdam Old Stadion None 29,000 [12]
1932 Los Angeles Olympic Stadium Athletics, Equestrian (eventing, jumping), Gymnastics 105,000 [13]
1936 Berlin Hockey Stadion (final) None 18,000 [14]
Hockey Stadion #2 None 1600 [14]
1948 London Empire Stadium (medal matches) Athletics, Equestrian (jumping), Football (medal matches) 82,000 [15]
Guinness Sports Club None Not listed. [16]
Lyons' Sports Club None Not listed. [16]
Polytechnic Sports Ground None Not listed. [16]
1952 Helsinki Velodrome Cycling (track) 6,000 [17]
1956 Melbourne Hockey Field None 21,048 [18]
Melbourne Cricket Ground (final) Athletics, Football (final) 104,000 [19]
1960 Rome Campo Tre Fontane None 5,000 [20][21]
Olympic Velodrome (final) Cycling (track) 20,000 [22]
Stadio dei Marmi None 15,000 [23][24]
1964 Tokyo Komazawa Hockey Field None 2,000 (1st field)
3,400 (2nd field)
2,300 (3rd field)
[25][26]
1968 Mexico City Municipal Stadium None 7,360 [27]
1972 Munich Hockeyanlage None 21,900 [28]
1976 Montreal Molson Stadium, McGill University None 19,500 [1]
1980 Moscow Dynamo Central Stadium, Minor Arena None 5,000 [29]
Young Pioneers Stadium (final) None 5,000 [30]
1984 Los Angeles Weingart Stadium None 22,000 [31]
1988 Seoul Seongnam Stadium None 23,262 [32]
1992 Barcelona Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa None 10,200 [33]
1996 Atlanta Clark Atlanta University Stadium None 5,000 [34][35]
Morris Brown College Stadium (final) None 15,000 [36][35]
2000 Sydney State Hockey Centre None 15,000 [37]
2004 Athens Olympic Hockey Centre None 20,000 [38]
2008 Beijing Olympic Green Hockey Field None 17,000 [39]
2012 London Riverbank Arena None 16,000 [40]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Hockey Center None 15,000 [41]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 150–5. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  2. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 32–5, 40. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  3. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics athletics. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  4. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics equestrian. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  5. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics men's field hockey. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  6. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics football. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  7. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics gymnastics. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  8. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics modern pentathlon. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  9. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics rugby union. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  10. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics tug of war. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  11. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics weightlifting. Sports-reference.com (29 August 1920). Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
  12. ^ 1928 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 173–80.
  13. ^ 1932 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 61–8.
  14. ^ a b 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 141–9, 154–62. Accessed 17 October 2010.
  15. ^ 1948 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 42, 44–6. Accessed 19 October 2010.
  16. ^ a b c 1948 Summer Olympics official report. p. 46. Accessed 19 October 2010.
  17. ^ 1952 Summer Olympics official report. p. 50. Accessed 21 October 2010.
  18. ^ 1956 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 41–2. Accessed 25 October 2010.
  19. ^ 1956 Summer Olympics official report. p. 40. Accessed 25 October 2010.
  20. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 76. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  21. ^ 1960 Summer Olympic official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 437–60. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  22. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 72, 74–5. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  23. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 64–5. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  24. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2, Part 2. pp. 437–60. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  25. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 115. Accessed 31 October 2010.
  26. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 126–7. Accessed 31 October 2010.
  27. ^ 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 76–7. Accessed 4 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  28. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. pp. 192–3. Accessed 8 November 2010.
  29. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 76–9. Accessed 18 November 2010.
  30. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 80–1. Accessed 18 November 2010.
  31. ^ 1984 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 83–6. Accessed 24 November 2010.
  32. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 202. Accessed 1 December 2010.
  33. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 298–302. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  34. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 539. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  35. ^ a b 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. p. 458. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  36. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 542. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  37. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 381. Accessed 16 December 2010.
  38. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. p. 353. Accessed 24 December 2010.
  39. ^ "Beijing Olympic Green Hockey Stadium". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 10 August 2008. 
  40. ^ London2012.com profile of the Hockey Centre. Accessed 30 December 2010.
  41. ^ "Olympic Hockey Center", Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File (PDF) 2, (BOC), 16 February 2009, pp. 48–49, retrieved 2 December 2009.