In Bratislava, the Fanzone will be located in front of Istropolis, and in Kosice in Kulturpark. Both Fanzones are within easy walking distance of the arenas. “The Fanzones are for everyone, not just ticket holders,“ explained Lukas Donoval, the Partnerships and Special Projects Director of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. „Entry is free, and the atmosphere will be just as amazing as inside the arenas.“
Visitors can look forward to watching WM games on huge TV screens, and there will be entertainment throughout the day hosted by celebrities from Fun radio. At Istropolis, your hosts will be Sajfa, Julo, Vera, Didiana, and Mimo, and in Kulturpark you can expect to see Junior and Marcel.
“It is an honour for us to be a part of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and the official Fanzone,“ said host Milan Zimnykoval, alias Junior.„My colleagues and I will make sure that the atmosphere is thrilling for Slovaks and fans from around the world. We are confident that our Slovak national team will be playing in both Kosice to Bratislava, and by that I mean that the team will qualify for the playoff round!“
There will also be a food court where visitors can enjoy a wide range of meals and drinks in a relaxing setting. You can have a seat, watch the game on the large-screen TVs, and soak up the atmosphere for as long as you want. This area is an exclusibve offer to WM fans because the International Ice Hockey Federation, owners of the broadcastings rights, have not licensed anyone else to provide this kind of entertainment.
“We invite fans to spend time at the Fanzones even if they don‘t have tickets. And if they do, they can come before the game. We will do our best to provide the most enjoyable experience possible,“ Donoval added.