Facts and Figures


HOSTING & VENUES

  • Finland & Sweden to co-host the IIHF World Championships two years in a row
    • 2012 Helsinki (Hartwall Arena) & Stockholm (Ericsson Globe)
    • 2013 Stockholm (Ericsson Globe) & Helsinki (Hartwall Arena)
  • Previous experience in hosting the World Championship
    • Finland: 1965, 1974, 1982, 1991, 1997, 2003
    • Sweden: 1949, 1954, 1963, 1969, 1970, 1981, 1989, 1995, 2002

 

GAMES & TEAMS

  • 64 games
  • 16 teams, 2 groups
  • Group H in Helsinki, Finland: Finland, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Slovakia, Belarus, France, Kazakhstan
  • Group S in Stockholm, Sweden: Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Latvia, Denmark, Italy

 

ATTENDANCE

  • World record in attendance estimated: 650,000 spectators (Helsinki 350,000 & Stockholm 300,000). Previous records:
    • 2004 Praque, Ostrava (CZE): 552,000
    • 2010 Cologne, Mannheim, Gelsenkirchen (GER): 549,000
    • 1997 Helsinki, Turku, Tampere: 482,000
    • 2008 Halifax, Quebec City (CAN): 477,000
    • 2003 Helsinki, Turku, Tampere: 449,000
    • 2001 Hanover, Cologne, Nuremberg (GER): 406,000

 

IN TELEVISION (figures from the 2009 & 2010 IIHF World Championships)

  • 2500 hours of TV broadcasting
  • Signal received by 100 countries
  • 180 TV stations world wide
  • 735 million spectators

 

GENERAL (figures from the 2009 & 2010 IIHF World Championships)

  • 350 written press journalists, 100 photographers per arena
  • 500 radio/TV staff members
  • 10,000 accreditation cards
  • 200 international delegates
  • 500 sponsor guests
  • 700 volunteers
  • 25,000 litres of water (Switzerland 2009)
  • 1,500 towels per day (Switzerland 2009)
  • 300 litres of sports drink per day (Switzerland 2009)
  • 4,000 sticks & 2,000 pucks
  • consumption by the teams: 17,000 pieces of fruit
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