In english


The hockey club Tappara originates from TBK, Tammerfors Boll Klubb, which was founded in 1932. TBK promoted to the top Finnish hockey level in 1942, and won three national championships until the club's hockey section changed its name to Tappara in 1955. 

Since the season 1955-56 until today Tappara has been playing in the highest level of hockey in Finland, except for the season 1965-66 when the team had a brief visit in the lower level after ending up in the last place in the league the season before. Tappara returned to the top league a year after it was relegated. 

Tappara have won 12 Finnish championships with the predecessor TBK adding another three titles. The latest national championship for Tappara came in 2003. The other championship years are 1988, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1982, 1979, 1977, 1975, 1964, 1961, 1959, and TBK's 1955, 1954 and 1953.


Tappara's hockey operations are lead by Tamhockey Oy, which was founded in 1999. The company's Chairman of the Board is Erkki Peltonen. The board members are Rikard Bjurström,Sirkka Hagman, Tommy Westerberg, Ari Penttilä and Heikki Penttilä.


Tappara's home game tickets are sold by Lippupalvelu - Ticketmaster, which operates also in English. The tickets can be purchased online, or from various Lippupalvelu offices in Tampere. You can also buy tickets from the Hakametsä arena's ticket office which opens 1,5 hours before the game time on weekdays and two hours before on weekends.


Tappara plays their home games in Hakametsä Icehall (read more from Wikipedia), the same arena as their local rival team Ilves. The arena seats 7800 spectators. The location of the arena is about three kilometres from the center of Tampere and the railway station. The city buses numbers 17, 25, 27 and 29 drive close to the arena. The address used in different online map services isKeltinkatu 2 (the red A on the map below). 


Tappara souvenirs, game jerseys, scarfs, etc. are sold in Tappara Office, located in Kissanmaankatu 9 in Tampere. There is also a shop in Hakametsä arena open during home games. Some sports stores in Tampere also carry Tappara merchandise. 

You can also buy Tappara products online from the Tappara webstore. Unfortunately, the webstore only works in Finnish. If you are not able to place an order through the store, you can send inqueries in English to the shop email address  Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. telling us what you would like to order after you have browsed the store site. 

We send merchandise only when they are paid in advance. We take PayPal payments for easy and safe money transactions over the internet. Contact  Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. for more information.