Briefly IN english
Tappara is the most successful hockey team in Finland with 17 national championships. Tappara has won seven consecutive medals from 2013 to 2019, of which two are gold, four silver and one bronze. Tappara has also participated in the Champions Hockey League since its start in 2014, reaching the playoffs every time, six times in total.
How to get tickets?
You may also contact the Tappara office for ticket sales and information:Phone +358 20 7457 500
- On game days, the box office at Hakametsä Ice Stadium opens 1,5 hours before the game begins.
- Entrance to Tappara U20-games is free of charge
The standing section between D1 and D2 (Seisomakatsomo) is a good choice for away team supporters with banners and flags; if you prefer sitting, D1 and D2 are excellent choices. But of course you are welcome to select any ticket in any section.
Tappara fans generally choose seats from sections C1-C3 or buy a ticket for the standing section.
The best seats in the house are found in sections A1 and A2 (located on the same side as the team benches). Sections B1 and B2 are also excellent options.
Hakametsä Ice Stadium
Tappara plays their home games at Hakametsä Ice Stadium in Tampere. The address is Keltinkatu 2. The arena has a maximum capacity of 7300 spectators. The arena is located about three kilometers from the Tampere city center and the railway station. You can find a taxi near the railway station and after the game at Hakametsä. You can also use public transport, more information at Nysse.fi.
Parking costs EUR 5,00 during Finnish league (Liiga) games. Parking during CHL games is free of charge. You can buy a parking ticket from the arena box office, the parking attendants or in advance at your nearest Lippu.fi sales location. You can also use the Parkman or Moovy mobile apps to pay for parking (price EUR 5,48).
The Hakametsä box office opens 1,5 hours before the game.
The arena doors open 1 hour before the game.
Games begin at 6.30pm on weekdays and 5pm on Saturdays, with some exceptions.
CHL games begin at 7pm.
Tappara office contact info
Tappara office and Fan shop
Open on weekdays Mon-Fri from 9 am to 4 pm.
Open on Saturdays (home game days only) from 12 am to 3 pm.
There is free parking outside the office - but remember to use a parking disc.
Contact info for the office team >> look here
All email addresses are in the format [firstname].[lastname]@tappara.fi.
Board of Directors, Tamhockey Oy
- Heikki Penttilä (chairman)
- Mikko Leinonen
- Sirkka Hagman
- Tommy Westerberg
- Ari Penttilä
- Jouni Oja
- Pasi Näkki
- Ronald Grönlund
- Antti Peltonen
Tappara will relocate to the new Tampere kansi arena for season 2021-22
THE BEST ARENA FOR ICE HOCKEY AND THE NEW HOME OF TAPPARA AND THE 2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Preliminary images, option for changes”, Copyright: © SRV/ Credit Tomorrow AB / Studio Libeskind/ Aihio Arkkitehdit
An atmospheric home arena and a stage for international championships. Finland has one of the best national ice hockey teams in the world, and Tampere has always been a pioneer in the sport. There’s no better place for one of the most sophisticated ice hockey arenas in the world! More than 13,000 spectators will be able to watch games at the new Tampere Deck Arena.
It will be home to the two Tampere teams, Tappara and Ilves, which will be able to enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities while their fans get absorbed in the game. The Arena will apply a ‘fans first’ concept. The fans will be involved in the planning phase, which will ensure that the stands will be as fan-friendly as possible and also the most modern in Europe. Both teams will play their home games at the new Tampereen kansi -arena, starting from the 2021–22 season. At least 70 games of top level ice hockey will be played at the Arena every year. In addition to the main rink, the Arena will feature a modern practice rink and gym.
The first big international event is already scheduled to take place in 2022, when the Arena aims to host the IIHF World Championships.
You can read more on the Tampereen kansi arena website
Tappara fan merchandise
Tappara souvenirs, game jerseys, scarves, etc. are sold in the Tappara Shop, located at Kissanmaankatu 9 in Tampere. There is also a fan shop at the Hakametsä arena, which is open during home games. You can also buy Tappara merchandise online from the Tappara web store. Unfortunately, the web store is only available in Finnish. If you are not able to place an order through the web store, you can send an inquiry in English to the shop’s email address email@example.com detailing what you would like to order after you have browsed the store site.
All merchandise is to be paid in advance before shipment. We use PayTrail for convenient and secure money transactions over the internet. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
History in brief
The hockey club Tappara originates from TBK, Tammerfors Bollklubb, which was founded in 1932. TBK was 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.
From the 1955-56 season until today, Tappara has played at the highest level of hockey in Finland, with one exception: after finishing last, the team briefly visited the lower level in 1965-66. Tappara returned to the top league a year after it was relegated and has stayed there ever since.
Tappara has won 14 Finnish championships, with its predecessor TBK adding another 3 titles. The latest national championships for Tappara came in 2017 and 2016. The other championship years are 2003, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1982, 1979, 1977, 1975, 1964, 1961, 1959, and TBK’s 1955, 1954 and 1953.