IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship sells over 250,000 tickets

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The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship has so far sold over 250,000 tickets ahead of the 2024 hosting of the event, which is set to take place in the Czech Republic.

Fans snapped up tickets at the beginning of the general ticket sale, with daily packages for the Czech games – rather unsurprisingly – disappearing the fastest. 

Last month, more than 100,000 ice hockey fans signed up for tickets during the pre-sale registration period. 

“We are happy that the ticket operators’ sales systems have handled the big rush and that we have not had any breakdowns or other major problems during the opening hours,” said Martin Gremlica, ticketing manager of the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. 

Nearly all tickets available for Slovakia games have also been snapped up. 

Gremlica added: “We thank all the fans for the interest shown, thanks to which we would sell out the arena with several times higher capacity. A few minutes after the start of the ticket sales, many fans were bragging about their successful purchase on social networks. 

“In addition to the packages including the Czech games, other attractive daily packages are offered, so all fans have the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime atmosphere of the Ice Hockey World Championship in Czechia.”

Tickets are still currently available for purchase, with organisers continuing to release more tickets for games over the coming months. 

The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will take place from May 10-26, with games to be played at Prague’s 17,300-capacity O2 Arena and Ostrava’s 9,8000-capacity Ostrava Arena.