Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere

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Tampere Ice Stadium (Finnish: Tampereen jäähalli, often called Hakametsä) is an indoor sports arena in Tampere, Finland. It is primarily used for ice hockey, and is the home arena of Ilves and Tappara of the Finnish Liiga.

The ice hall, designed by the architect Jaakko Tähtinen was built for the 1965 World Ice Hockey Championships and opened the same year. The current capacity of the ice hall for hockey games is 7,300 spectators (5,629 seats, 1,359 standing, 312 suites). Tampere ice stadium is the third biggest ice hall in the Finnish ice hockey league.

As there are several ice hockey venues in Tampere, this primary one is usually called "Hakametsän jäähalli" (after the district where it is located) or, more precisely, "Hakametsä 1" to distinguish it from the two smaller halls nearby.
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  • Best hockey in Finland. The arena is getting a bit old. Nice food options and good visit for groups and families.
  • Good place to watch hockey games. Food selection isn't great. Not much variety if you are looking for something healthier. The nachos are also super gross with the fakest cheese that tastes so processed and salty, yuck. If you're really hungry you might just wanna eat before or after the game. The design of the building and the interior is a little outdated and not very appealing. The arena sits in a nice location not too far from the center of the city and conveniently has a bus stop right in front. Lots of taxis outside the venue as well. Lots of smokers outside the ticket purchasing area which isn't nice if you aren't a smoker, because while you stand in line waiting you have to inhale all the second hand smoke so that's a big minus. The board in the arena is also super pixelated so it's not the best quality board. The sound quality in the arena is pretty good though and the vibe of the fans is always electric which makes you forget about any flaw the place has.

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