For Field Hockey, a New, Blue View
Olympic field hockey has been played on artificial turf since the 1980 Games in Moscow, but the playing surface in London will be blue instead of the traditional green. The field at Riverbank Stadium, the venue that will host 76 games between 24 teams competing for medals in the men’s and women’s divisions, has a cobalt blue Astro Turf playing surface and sideline areas in bright pink. The color combination makes the ball more visible for spectators, both in person and on television.
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