Question about Stockholm 2012 and 2013 IIHF Worlds

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  1. Alberta

    Alberta Registered User

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    Perhaps someone in Sweden can answer this for me...

    Why is Stockholm a host city in both the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Championships?

    2012 is Stockholm and Helsinki while 2013 is Stockholm, Malmo and Turku. I'm curious how that came about where they'd award it to the same city two years in a row.
     
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    While Finland is the main host in 2012, Sweden will play its games in Stockholm.

    While Sweden is the main host in 2013, Finland will play its games in Turku.

    There's probably more to it than that, but that's the basis, I believe.
     
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    Because they put Stockholm into candidacy for both years and got it? :dunno:

    I really don't think there's more to it. What's more surprising is that the 2013 tournament has three host cities, instead of the normal one or two. I guess they really wanted some games to be played in the lovely Malmö arena.
     
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    Are YOU sure the second finnish city is Turku? Because Tampere was supposed to host and they were building this new multifunction areena:

    http://www.tampereenkeskusareena.fi/kuvagalleria

    If it is Turku i guess it would not be ready soon enough, too bad.
     
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    I think the 2013 Finland-games will also be played in Helsinki. Turku was left out for some reason. Here is a link in Finnish, where Kalervo Kummola basically says that Turku is not an option.

    Tampere's new arena won't be ready in 2013.
     
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    "The construction time for the arena is planned to be two years. The city plan for the arena and the building permit should be ready, and the construction should start, in the beginning of 2011 so that the World Champions can be played in May 2013. The city plan work started in April 2010, and the development of the construction plan is going on parallel with the city plan work."

    So i guess 2013 will be in tampere. Nice areenas to play in I guess, Malmo areena is brand new too. This areena will have a train station and concert hall and costs 400 mil. e.

    Just a question, will all the games after groupstage be played in Finland 2012 and then reverse in 2013?
     
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    Aye they where assuring just ~3 months ago that they would get it ready for the games, but the permissions did take too long, plus they still need to make that platform where the high rises and the arena are positioned.

    Too bad as i was planning to go and see the game in Tampere. :(
     
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    Seems like im gonna spend some days in sweden next year :)
     
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