2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Ice hockey fans from around the world will flock to Cologne and Paris from 5-21 May 2017 for the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
A total of 64 games will be played in the LANXESS arena in Cologne and in the recently renovated Palais Omnisports Bercy in the French capital. Cologne is the main venue, as the LANXESS arena can accommodate 18,500 spectators and is thus the biggest multi-functional arena used for ice hockey in Europe. The newly renovated arena in Paris holds 14,500 fans, which makes it the biggest secondary venue for an ice hockey world championship to date.
Cologne will host 34 games of the tournament, including those played by Group A, of which Germany is a member. The LANXESS arena will also be the venue for two quarter-final matches, both semi-finals, and the medal games. Paris will host 30 games — all Group B games that will feature the defending champion, Canada, and the French host team, as well as two quarter-final games.
The ticket sale has already begun for packages for all games, all preliminary round games, day passes, all final round games and team tickets for all teams at one of the two locations. Single tickets for individual games will be available in March 2017.
Further information and tickets: www.iihfworlds2017.com
Cologne venue: www.lanxess-arena.de