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Schedule released

Schedule released

Czechs prepare for hockey festival

Published 21.08.2014 12:32 GMT+3 | Author Organizing Committee
Schedule released
The O2 Arena in Prague will host an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship for the second time. It was built shortly before the 2004 Worlds. Photo: Mikko Jarvinen / Europhoto
The game schedule for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship to be hosted by Prague and Ostrava from May 1-17, 2015 was released on Tuesday, August 19.

The home team of the Czech Republic will play its first game against Sweden in Prague at 8:15 PM on the opening night.

The tournament will be played in two arenas: the O2 Arena in Prague and the CEZ ARENA in Ostrava. The preliminary round games are scheduled to start at 12:15 PM, 4:15 PM and 8:15 PM.

Preliminary Round Groups

Group A (in Prague)   Group B (in Ostrava)
     
Sweden   Finland
Canada   Russia
Czech Republic   USA
Switzerland   Slovakia
Latvia   Norway
France   Belarus
Germany   Slovenia
Austria   Denmark

While the preliminary round games and two quarter-finals will be played in both cities, the semi-finals, bronze medal and gold medal games will all be played in the O2 Arena in Prague.

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The first games of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Canada vs. Latvia in Prague and USA vs Finland in Ostrava, are scheduled for Friday, May 1st 4:15 PM.

The Championship opening ceremony will take place before the first two evening games, Czech Republic vs. Sweden in Prague and defending World Champion Russia vs. Norway in Ostrava.

"Our ambition was to be fair in all respects in creating the game schedule, and we are glad that our negotiations with the teams as well as with TV broadcasters were smooth,” said CIHA General Secretary Martin Urban.

On Tuesday, August 19, the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee also published ticket price categories, as well as the ticket sales system and schedule.

The prices of tickets for single preliminary round games range from CZK 190 (€ 7) to CZK 1,690 (€ 61). The quarter-final games are priced in two categories: CZK 2,390 (€ 86) and CZK 2,990 (€ 107).

The prices of tickets for the remaining playoff round games (O2 Arena) are as follows: semi-finals - CZK 4,690 (€ 168) and CZK 5,790 (€ 208); bronze medal game CZK 4,290 (€ 154) and CZK 5,390 (€ 194); gold medal game CZK 7,190 (€ 258) and CZK 8,990 (€ 323). The amounts in EUR are INDICATIVE only. Tickets must be paid in CZK.

Click here for a full list of ticket prices.

"The aim of the Organizing Committee was to set the prices in line with the event schedule and the tournament draw. Although the income from tickets sale is the key to cover all costs connected with the championship organization, we wished to make especially the preliminary round games affordable to local people,“ says CIHA President Tomáš Král and goes on to say: "Our ambition was to keep the prices somewhere around the average of previous editions of the championship.“

The sales of tickets for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will start in November. The date and other details concerning the ticket sales system will be published soon.

The official ticket seller is SAZKA TICKET. Tickets will be available worldwide via the official ticket seller online.

Only day packages will be available at the first stage of the ticket sales process, i.e. tickets for two or three games on the same day in a single arena. Scheduled to start in February, the second stage will also include distribution of tickets for individual games if still available at that time.

The total capacity of both arenas will have to be reduced due to seats reserved for the IIHF, event partners and media.

All details concerning the game schedule and the ticket sales system will be available on the official Championship website, www.iihfworlds2015.com, that has been launched in two language versions – Czech and English. You can also follow the Organizing Committee on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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