City of Tampere: Tampere’s hockey hype reaches new heights at the World Ice Hockey Championship

TAMPERE, Finland – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Tampere’s goal is ambitious but understandable, given the top-notch event venues, an unparalleled tradition and a dedicated urban community that helps the Finnish Hockey Home in its daring endeavors.

– It’s everyone’s effort. This is the moment that the whole city community has been waiting for. If we had Oscars for event venues, our appearance at the IIHF 2022 Ice Hockey World Championships would win by a mile. And a half, says Perttu Pesä, director of major events in Tampere.

The hockey enthusiasm in Tampere is endless, as local teams Tappara and Ilves won gold and bronze medals in the Finnish league.

In addition, the games took place in the brand new Nokia Arena, Europe’s leading entertainment venue.

– Tampere has been a real hockey sky all spring, the atmosphere at Nokia Arena has been amazing and together with our international friends from all over the world we will raise it to a higher level, says Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere.

Tampere’s persistent work with big events, sustainability, equality and smart city development will be the foundation of a successful tournament.

City offers free public transportation for game ticket holders and has provided nearly 7,000 tickets for specific groups such as seniors and school children. The free downtown activity zone is open to all ages and invites families to try their hand at a variety of sports activities.

In addition, unique smart event security solutions allow visitors to experience the event seamlessly during their stay.

On the ice, the Finnish team has serious opportunities to write history in the home tournament. After winning Olympic gold in Beijing, winning the World Cup would make Finland the first country to do double on home ice.


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