Credit: Olympic Co-ordination Authority
The State Hockey Centre, Australia's new premier field hockey facility, is part of the State Sports Centre and one of the finest hockey venues in the world.
Developed by the New South Wales Government's Olympic Co-ordination Authority, the State Hockey Centre was delivered almost a year ahead of the commitment date in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games bid.
Open as a venue for hockey since completion of the main competition pitch in March 1998, the new facilities provide athletes with ample opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Olympic venue before the Games.
The facilities will host Olympic hockey and Paralympic soccer.
It is interesting to note that the grandstand's impressive roof resembles a sail plane suspended in space. It's 25 metres above the concourse, supported by a 41 metre mast. Designed by architects Ancher Mortlock Woolley and fitted with 1575 seats, it contains team facilities, medical, physiotherapy and change rooms on the first level, concessions and toilets on level 2 and a VIP lounge and offices above.