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2019 – First Year of the FIH Pro League

THE FIH PRO LEAGUE IS HERE!

Taking the place of the Champions Trophy, World League Semi Finals, World League Semi Finals and World League Final 2019, is the new international hockey event of the year – the FIH Pro League!

From Saturday 19 January – Sunday 30 June nine of the best national men and women teams will compete for the first year of this newly established event.

These nine teams will compete in many countries around the globe including Argentina, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, China, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United States of America.

Chasing the warmer weather the competition will begin in the Southern hemisphere making its way up to the northern hemisphere when the weather isn’t so chilly.

International teams will play their competitors once at home and the other away every year at this new event.

This first time event series will see the most elite national teams compete on 11 Polytan Synthetic Hockey Pitch Surface venues! 

 

Valencia kicks off the FIH Pro League! 

Installed by Polytan in 2015 the Valencia Hockey Stadium located in Spain is famous for their Valencia oranges.

As the first match for the FIH Pro League, elite hockey players from all over the world will play on the fast and appealingly vibrant blue surface. 

The Betero Pitch’s cool blue surface allows players to see and follow the hockey ball as it moves across the surface. 

 

FIH Pro League Figures

  • Total of 136 matches (including Finals)
  • 66 out of 136 matches played on Polytan turf
  • 45% of FIH Pro League matches will be played on Polytan

Polytan Hockey Turf Venues 

  • Estadio Betero, Valencia
  • Cenard Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Melbourne State Netball and Hockey Centre, Australia
  • Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre, Australia
  • Tasmania Hockey Centre, Australia
  • Wujin Hockey Stadium, China
  • Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, England
  • Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch
  • The Stoop, England
  • Hockeypark, Germany
  • Gerd-Wellen- Hockey Stadium, Krefeld, Germany

 

FIH Pro League Men Teams 

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Spain

FIH Pro League Women Teams 

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • United States of America

Polytan is the official turf supplier for several of the world’s most elite sporting events including:

  • Rio Olympics
  • Sydney Olympics
  • Beijing Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup
  • Hockey Women’s World Cup
  • Champions Trophy
  • Asian Games

Polytan is also looking forward to delivering the turf for the upcoming 2020 Olympics.  Poligras Tokyo GT will set the scene for the games and is the fastest of our turfs to date.

Don’t miss your chance to see the best hockey teams in the world battle it out on a Polytan sporting surface!

Get your tickets today – https://hockey.seetickets.com/tour/the-fih-pro-league

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