Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere

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Tampere Ice Stadium is a 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 . 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" or, more precisely, "Hakametsä 1" to distinguish it from the two smaller halls nearby.
Tampere Ice Stadium is the first and the oldest ice hockey arena in the country.
Finland was awarded the opportunity to host the 1965 ice hockey World Championships, and Helsinki was to build an arena for the tournament. However, Helsinki did not manage to finish the project in time, and Tampere was asked to build an arena and host the games instead.
The first game in the arena was an all-star game between Tampere and the rest of Finland, played on January 29, 1965. The score was tied at 4–4. The first league game was played by the local teams Ilves and Tappara on January 31, with Ilves taking a 5–3 win.
Originally, the spectator capacity of the Tampereen jäähalli was 10,200 people, with only 1,573 seats on the eastern side of the rink.
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  • Nice, unfortunately, time has done its job, so are not exactly the best. The atmosphere in the Hall, however, an excellent and very comfortable, especially in the Jetsetclubin spaces with a huge thank you to on the host and the friendly staff. Serving tasty and enough. The Hall is also a fan of the brand shops and other "erätauon consumption" as well. The visibility of the field (jetsetclubilta), the alert does not, unfortunately, really got clear.
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  • Yes, waiting for the new Hall. This year's Ice Hockey World Championships in 1965, built and, at the same time, our nation's first ice rink has been seen. Well, it's nothing; This legendary jääareena can be reached in a few years to get into well-earned retirement. Best regards: Lynx supported:-)
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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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