The 2011 IIHF World Championship (29.4. – 15.5.2011) is already after its preliminary and qualifying phase. Altogether, 48 matches of the 2011 IIHF WM have been seen by more than 333 000 viewers in Bratislava and Košice.
In Bratislava, twenty out of 24 matches have been sold out. In Košice, Steel Arena was filled to the top during the three matches: Canada – Sweden, USA – Canada and Sweden – USA. The biggest number of viewers (7485) has been counted in Steel Arena during the USA – Canada match. After its eleven days, the tournament in Košice has finished. Today, all the teams playing in the quarterfinal are moving to Bratislava.
Fan village in Bratislava has also recorded a great success. This was during the first eleven days of the championship visited by more than 100 000 fans of ice hockey.
Further information on the championship can be found on the www.iihf.com website.