Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by schmiedi, Jan 3, 2018.
Expense is similar but the experience is much better.
CONFIRMED! WJC 2020 will be in Ostrava and Trinec (don't forget where did you see it for the first time)
Mistrovství světa juniorů 2020 se odehraje v Ostravě a Třinci | Hokej.cz - web českého hokeje
Brilliant. Will we have a competitive team?
not sure, Lauko, Pekar, Dostal obviously names but there are many others like Jenik, Zabransky, Blumel etc... hope for the rest in this thread...
Is not it 5.200 full attendance ?
Ostrava is one the most ugliest cities in central Europe. And without hockey culture. This is soccer town.
Yes, full attendance is 5.200 but it never happens because the highest seats are bounded ant it belongs to VIP guests who are usually in sky-boxes or on the bar, so there are always about cca 300 free seats.
It's unusual that the new arena has a less attendance then a old one (which had a 5 400). However, it's a special arena and it's always better to play in a smaller but full arena, than in a big empty one (like O2 arena with capacity of 18 000 but average attendance about 8 000)
Finland is the only European country where the tournament has drawn well. Although I can see it becoming more popular in Sweden if they host again.
That might just be an impression of a local person who finds it dull, steel towns certainly have their own appeal in Europe where an industry is mostly dead. Those steel mills or whatever they are I saw googling Ostrava seem way more interesting than churches and whatnot you see in every city.