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.
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Nokia Arena - The best arena for ice hockey and the new home of Tappara and the 2022 world championships
Located on the Central Deck in the heart of Tampere, Nokia Arena is a next-generation experience centre that opens a new era in event experiences. An arena that can accommodate up to 13,000 spectators in hockey games and 15.000 in concerts, a world-class hotel, an international casino, versatile event facilities and numerous restaurants come together to create an unforgettable, unique event experience that you cannot find anywhere else.
Nokia Arena and the Tampere Central Deck are designed by the internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.
Nokia Arena hosts the IIHF World Championships in May 2022.
Tappara Fan shop and office contact info
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 (vice chairman)
- Sirkka Hagman
- Tommy Westerberg
- Ari Penttilä
- Jouni Oja
- Pasi Näkki
- Ronald Grönlund
- Antti Peltonen
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 17 Finnish championships. 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 Tappara's predecessor TBK’s 1955, 1954 and 1953.
Tappara played in Hakametsä Ice Stadium from 1965 until December 2021 and moved to new Nokia Arena at December 2021.