The best arena for ice hockey

An atmospheric home arena and a stage for international championships

Finland has one of the best ice hockey teams in the world, and Tampere has always been a pioneer of the sport. There’s no better place for one of the most sophisticated ice hockey arenas in the world! More than 13,000 spectators will be able to watch games at the new Tampere Deck Arena.

It will be home to the two Tampere teams, Tappara and Ilves, which will be able to enjoy the state-of-the-art premises while their fans get absorbed in the game. The Arena will apply a ‘fans first’ concept. Fans will be involved in the planning phase, which will ensure that the stands will be as fan-friendly as possible and also the most modern in Europe. Both teams will play their home games at the new arena from the 2021–22 season. At least 70 games of top ice hockey will be played at the Arena every year. In addition to the rink, the Arena will feature a modern practice rink and a gym.

The first big international event is already scheduled to take place in 2022, when the Arena aims to hold the World Championships.