Nokia Arena
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Nokia Arena was completed at the end of 2021. Although the arena has only been in use for just over a year, it has already served as a venue for many events. Many concerts, hockey games and, of course, the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship have filled the arena. The 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will therefore be the second in a row.

At the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, more than 250,000 people visited the Nokia Arena.
The capacity of the arena for a single ice hockey game is 13,300.

The arena is located right in the heart of Tampere, close to the railway station. It is built above the railroad. In connection with the arena there is also a hotel and a casino.

Arena’s address is Kansikatu 3, 33100 Tampere. Maps of Nokia Arena


The accessible entrance to the Nokia arena is between the main doors A and B, at the corner of Sorinkatu and Sorinsilta bridge. All floors of the arena can be reached by elevator. The assistance service for the accessible tribune takes place from Sorinkatu.


We recommend leaving your car at home, since there are no separate private parking spaces in the arena. However, there are 3,500 parking spaces near the arena, a 5–10-minute walk from the main doors.
The nearest parking facilities are
  • Finnpark Tullintori (4min)
  • Finnpark Koskikeskus (8min)
  • Finnpark Hämppi A (9min)
  • Finnpark Asema (8min)

Arrival at Nokia Arena

Nokia Arena will open 90 minutes before the first game, and after the end of previous games, when the hall is first emptied. Tickets will be checked at the entrance while ensuring that no prohibited articles are brought into the hall. You are not allowed to bring your own drinks or food to the arena. Please leave your luggage, umbrellas and other extra items at home.

Forbidden items are:

  • Guns
  • Explosives
  • Melee weapons, rods and sticks, fists and other similar objects
  • Food and drink (empty 0,5 l plastic bottles are allowed)
  • Whistles, vuvuzelas, horns, megaphones and similar objects - Lamps and similar objects that may disturb others, especially flashlights, flashing lights, laser pointers and other similar objects
  • Flags on metal or wooden bars (flags on plastic bars are allowed up to 1 m in length)
  • Any object that can record audio or audio and video for professional purposes, broadcast, or in any way distribute audio or audio and video as recordings, news, descriptions of a game, or parts of a game, or to the entire game network. Except for cell phones, tablets and PDAs.
  • Cameras with remote lenses 
  • Animals 
  • Advertisements or other commercial materials 
  • No national symbols or flags of Russia and Belarus visible, according to the resolution of Internet Olympic Committee 
  • Baby Strollers 

 Payment methods

Nokia Arena operates on a cashless basis, meaning that the most common payment methods are debit and credit cards and other contactless payment methods. Inside the Arena, there is a currency exchange where cash can be topped up with an Arena Food & Beverage card. Please note that the money loaded on the card will not be refunded.

Inside the Nokia Arena

Nokia Arena has a total of 22 restaurants and bars offering unforgettable food and beverage experiences to suit all tastes. Please note that alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the tribunes.

Kindly note that it is NOT possible walk around the Arena at audience level. On the main concourse the walkway is closed between tribunes A1-A2 during the preliminary round. On the upper concourse the walkway is closed between tribunes C10-D10. If you have a ticket to these restricted tribunes, you can access your seat from another tribune.

The Pre-Game show of each game starts 20 minutes before the puck drop (12.00/16.00/20.00). So, you want to be in your seat in good time!