What’s on at the Olympic Park this summer

Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park. Pic:WikiCommons

A sporting summer is just around the corner, with a Cricket World Cup on home soil followed by The Ashes, all English Champions League and Europa League finals, and of course, the spectacle of Wimbledon, fans across London are gearing up for a jam-packed schedule. But over in the Olympic Park, a series of tantalising events are taking place right on our doorstep.

Eastlondonlines presents a list of the best events taking place this summer at the Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park.

FIH Pro-League

April – June

Lee Valley Hockey Centre. Pic: GeoGraph

Hockey has been a mainstay at the Olympic Park since the 2012 games, and the FIH Pro-League sees GB’s men and women’s teams take on some of the best sides in the world. With teams all eyeing up the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the competition is sure to be fiercely contested.

The series started in April and runs until 23rd June.

Tickets are available from as little as £15.

Diving World Series 2019

May 17-19

Tom Daley. Pic: David Jones

Returning to London’s Aquatic Centre for the first time since 2015, the FINA Diving World Series will see a ten strong British team compete in the final major competition before the World Championships in July. Hosted at the London Aquatics Centre, the scene of Tom Daley’s bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games.

With both men and women’s springboard, 10m platform and synchro events taking place, the event guarantees some of the best diving the world has to offer.

The event will feature a morning and evening session each day and spectators are set to see either Daley or fellow Olympic Medalist Jack Laugher in every single session.

Tickets for the event start at £10 for an adult and are available on the day.

Vitality Netball SuperLeague Grand Final

May 18

Some of England’s stars will be in action. Pic: Adrian Lyth

The Copperbox plays host to the grand final of netball’s SuperLeague, where Loughborough Lightning face Team Bath in the 3rd place play-off, whilst the grand final will be contested between Wasps and Manchester Thunder. 

Tickets for the doubleheader start at £25.

MLB | Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

 June 29-30

Boston Red Sox. Pic: Wikicommons

Major League Baseball sees it’s first international outing this summer when arch-rivals Boston Red Sox face off against the New York Yankees at the London Stadium.

Following the success of the NFL and NBA in London, fans of baseball will finally get a chance to see two of America’s greatest teams in action on British soil.

Tickets for this hotly anticipated event have sold out, but resale sites are listing them for around £100.

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