From April 24 to May 10, 2009, eleven years after 1998, Switzerland will again be hosting an IIHF World Championship. This 73rd IIHF World Championship will be held in Berne and Zurich-Kloten.
For Switzerland, the IIHF World Championship will be the largest sports event of the year 2009. The Organizing Committee expects an attendance of over 300,000 spectators. And an estimated 700 million spectators will be watching the World Championship on TV, with 70 television stations broadcasting thousands of hours of world-class ice hockey.
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