The Riverbank Arena was a stadium in the Olympic Park, in Hackney Wick, London, United Kingdom, containing a water-based astroturf.
The Riverbank Arena was built with two venues for field-hockey competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics with capacities of 15,000 and 5,000, respectively, and venues for the football 7-a-side and football 5-a-side competitions at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.
The budget for the stadium was £19 million. After the Olympics, the venue will be scaled down to a 5,000-seat arena and a training pitch and moved north to Eton Manor, a sport and leisure venue in Leyton, Waltham Forest. In January 2011, Leyton Orient F.C. expressed an interest in moving into the stadium after the games.
In May 2012, it opened with a test event, a men's and women's invitational hockey tournament.
Riverbank Arena was dismantled following the conclusion of the 2012 Games. The Eton Manor venue on the Olympic Park will host the 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championships.
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- 1908: White City Stadium
- 1920: Olympisch Stadion
- 1928: Old Stadion
- 1932: Olympic Stadium
- 1936: Hockey Stadion (final), Hockey Stadion #2
- 1948: Empire Stadium (medal matches), Guinness Sports Club, Lyons' Sports Club, Polytechnic Sports Ground
- 1952: Velodrome
- 1956: Hockey Field, Melbourne Cricket Ground (final)
- 1960: Campo Tre Fontane, Olympic Velodrome (final), Stadio dei Marmi
- 1964: Komazawa Hockey Field
- 1968: Municipal Stadium
- 1972: Hockeyanlage
- 1976: Molson Stadium, McGill University
- 1980: Dynamo Central Stadium, Minor Arena; Young Pioneers Stadium (final)
- 1984: Weingart Stadium
- 1988: Seongnam Stadium
- 1992: Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa
- 1996: Clark Atlanta University Stadium, Morris Brown College Stadium (final)
- 2000: State Hockey Centre
- 2004: Olympic Hockey Centre
- 2008: Olympic Green Hockey Field
- 2012: Riverbank Arena
- 2016: Olympic Hockey Center