Tickets can be still purchased at the official website of the IIHF (International Hockey Federation).
You can experience a true hockey atmosphere at the stadium as well as in the fanzone. The fanzone is located on the Trnava Square in front of Istropolis, and opens its gates on 10 May. The area is within walking distance from the Ondrej Nepela Winter Stadium in Bratislava. Fans can look forward to fun activities and refreshments and watch the Championship matches. The fanzone is open for all hockey enthusiasts, not just those with match tickets. There is no entry fee. In addition to enjoying matches on large screens, visitors can look forward to a rich accompanying program.
The fanzone will be divided into two sections. The first section is dedicated to partners and sponsors of the World Championship – there will be various activities prepared for visitors and match tickets will be drawn every day, so evens fans without match tickets may get lucky and win free tickets to the arena and enjoy a live match. There will also be sales stands with souvenirs and jerseys of individual teams. The second section of the fanzone offers visitors a rich offer of meals and drinks where they can sit and watch the Championship matches on the large screen.
Opening hours of the fanzone:
Grand opening: 10th May
Opening hours: the fanzone opens 1 hour before the start of a match and closes 1 hour after the end of the match on each day a match is played.
Ondrej Nepela Stadium
The venue of the Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 is the Ondrej Nepela Winter Stadium (former names – the Samsung Arena, ST Arena, T-Com Arena), the oldest ice hockey hall in Slovakia.
The oldest sprinkled ice area in Bratislava was put into operation in 1871. The first ice skating rink on today’s Trnava road began to be built on October 28, 1939. It was put into operation before Christmas 1940, the first official ice hockey meeting was held on 21 December 1940. The ice rink, however, was not covered, and the sector for spectators featured only 300 seats. The first tribunes were built between 1948 and 1949, thus increasing the capacity to 11,000 spectators. In 1958, the ice rink got covered for the European Figure Skating Championships and more than 4,000 seats were added.
It’s today’s capacity is 10,000 seats.
831 04 Bratislava-Nové Mesto
The mascot for the 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship will be a bear whose name Macejko was chosen by a fans’ vote. The mascot will be dressed in a shepherd’s hat and belt.
Official website of International Ice Hockey Federation
Facebook of International Ice Hockey Federation
Important spots on the map:
PARKING LOTS DURING HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
- Parking lot Tyršovo nábřeží. The capacity of this parking lot is 250 passenger cars and 30 buses.
- Parking lot ŠKP Dúbravka football stadium. The capacity of the parking lot is about 295 passenger cars and 25 buses.
- Parking lot Zlaté piesky. The capacity of the parking lot is about 350 passenger cars and 30 buses.
- Parking lot Former Technical Services of the City of Bratislava / Technická Street. The capacity of the parking lot is about 250 passenger cars.
The sporting event and visit to Bratislava can be joined with a wealth of gastronomical and cultural experiences. Thanks to the Bratislava CARD City & Region and a number of discounts of up to 100% you can enjoy your trip to the fullest. A further advantage is free public transport in the entire Bratislava region.