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Official Ticket Exchange

"2017 IIHF WM Ticket Exchange" going online

Published 25.04.2017 15:10 GMT+2 | Author Organizing Committee
Official Ticket Exchange
As of 5th April tickets can be sold and bought on the 2017 IIHF WM Ticket Exchange platform.
Buying and selling tickets. From fan to fan – legal, convenient, safe and at regular prices. With EVENTIM Ticket Check verified for authenticity.

On 5th April, exactly one month prior to the first puck-drop of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (5-21 May), the official resale platform "2017 IIHF WM Ticket Exchange" goes online. There, owners of package-, day- or single-game tickets may sell tickets, which they might not be able to use. From fan to fan – legal, convenient, safe and at regular prices plus a handling fee.

In co-operation with the official ticketing partner CTS EVENTIM, this service is offered for the very first time at an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The resale platform was developed based on the established EVENTIM technology "fanSALE" and can be reached via the official tournament website under the "Tickets" menu button.

From the very beginning, the ticket sales strategy of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee did consider the option to offer non-usable tickets on an official resale platform. More than this, the "2017 IIHF Ticket Exchange" might offer the opportunity for obtaining tickets, which are already gone within the regular advanced ticket sale. An integrated courier service takes care of safely transporting the traded ticket(s) from one day to the next and from door to door.

Protected from dubious offers

“Buying a ticket on the ‘2017 IIHF WM Ticket Exchange’ means receiving a ticket, which is verified by the EVENTIM Ticket Check for its authenticity,” explains Henner Ziegfeld, General Secretary of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee and emphasizes: “The customers of this new official 2017 IIHF WM resale platform are thereby protected from dubious offers. As a matter of fact, we do warn the fans of trying to purchase tickets from non-authorized dealers or platforms. The authenticity of such tickets cannot be ensured and the access to the arenas might not be guaranteed. We consequently have to decline any support requests from people that believe to have purchased tickets on such unofficial grey or black market – often at exaggerated prices – and have paid but never received them. The unauthorized commercial resale is anyway prohibited by our general terms and conditions for the ticket sales and will rigorously result in legal action.”

Tickets for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Cologne's LANXESS arena and the AccorHotels Arena in Paris are available:


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