More than 10,000 tickets for the Women’s London 2018 Hockey World Cup were sold in the first hour after England Hockey released its priority access window.
The event is set to take place between July 21 and August 5, with former London 2012 venue Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to host the event.
The 2018 World Cup will be broadcast to a global TV audience of more than one billion viewers, according to England Hockey.
Tickets for some England matches and the final are looking likely to sell out fast, leading England Hockey to encourage fans to take advantage of the Hockey Family priority access window.
England Hockey is not sending out the priority link or bespoke club code publicly, but clubs have been urged to do so.
Tickets released for the Hockey Family window are limited and all remaining tickets will be available to purchase later in the year via a public ballot in August. Those not eligible to for priority access can register to receive a ballot entry notification.
The host nation’s teams won the gold medal in Rio last year, which was watched by more than 10 million people in the UK, while also becoming European champion in 2015. The upcoming England v Netherlands fixture also sold out in minutes.