International Ice Hockey Federation

15 months before puck drop

15 months before puck drop

Tickets for 2017 IIHF Worlds available now

Published 05.02.2016 10:11 GMT+1 | Author Organizing Committee
15 months before puck drop
France's Damien Raux lets a shot go while Germany's Patrick Koppchen defends during the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Packages for all games in Cologne or Paris, preliminary- and final round. Up to 20% savings. Unique hockey experience as of €15 per game.

The sale of ticket packages for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, to be jointly organized by Germany and France in Cologne and Paris from 5 to 21 May 2017, starts today, Friday, 5th February 2016.

In this first phase, the number of teams and games per arena is known, but teams are not yet allocated to groups and venues apart from the co-hosts that will play on home ice. The packages on sale as of now include a price advantage of up to 20% compared to single-games tickets, which may go on sale at a later stage – if then still available. As an example, the Group Package for all 28 preliminary round games in either Cologne or Paris offers a unique world-class ice hockey experience at already €15 per game in average.

Franz Reindl, President of the Organising Committee, explains: “We have seen in 2010 at the last IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany that a lot of fans like to secure themselves permanent seats for several games at a very early stage. Therefore we are very happy that we can offer highly attractive ticket packages for our venues Cologne and Paris already 15 months prior to the start of our 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Also this time we expect a very strong request in this sale phase, all the more as the home teams Germany and France will both have at least seven games in front of their home crowd in 2017 and all their games are included in both the Venue Package and the Group Package.”

Now on offer will be:

  • The "Venue Package", providing admission to all 34 games in Cologne as of €729 or all 30 games in Paris as of €469.
  • The "Group Package", providing admission to all 28 preliminary round games in Cologne as of €426 or Paris as of €406.
  • The "Quarter Final Paris Package", providing admission to the two quarter finals in Paris as of €78.
  • The "Final Round Package", providing admission to the entire final round in Cologne including six games with two quarter-finals, two semi-finals, the bronze medal game and the gold medal game as of €351.
  • The "Final Weekend Package", providing admission to all four games of the final weekend in Cologne, consisting of two semi-finals, the bronze medal game and the gold medal game as of €267.

 
All packages will be issued as individual tickets for each game and will be transferable. It is furthermore planned to provide an official re-sale portal in 2017, which is intended as an opportunity to offer unused individual tickets from a package for sale.

The packages can be purchased as of Friday, 5 February 2016 at 10:00 am (CET) as follows:

  • Online here in the official Online-Ticketshop
  • Via Ticket Phone +49 1806 2017 01 for Germany and +33 892 69 20 17 for France (phone charges will apply depending on country and network to call from)

 
Under the slogan "Together for 2017", Germany and France had for the first time in history prevailed with a joint bid of two nations for an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The 81st IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will take place from 5 till 21 May 2017 in Cologne and Paris. The top-16 ice hockey nations shall crown their world champion in a total of 64 games. 34 of those games will be played in Cologne, where at first, eight nations including the German national team will play each other in a preliminary round of 28 games in a round-robin-format, the four teams coming in first to be directly qualified for the quarter finals. Then the tournament shall proceed in Cologne in playoff-format with two-quarter finals, two semi-finals, the bronze medal game and the gold medal game.

In Paris, also eight nations including the French national team will play 28 preliminary round games plus two quarter-finals, which makes a total of 30 games. The allocation of the teams to the groups and venues as well as the full playing schedule will be available after the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Organising Committee, headed by President Franz Reindl and Vice-President Luc Tardif, expects 600,000 spectators in the arenas of Cologne and Paris. More than 300 international TV stations will broadcast from the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany and France in some 165 countries for around one billion viewers.

 

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