Finnish Hockey Arenas

SaturdayNight Beaver*
03-27-2004, 03:49 PM
Can anyone help me with some arena information. Looking for the 3 "best" arenas in Finland, with the following information:
- Name of Facility
- English Translation (if applicable)
- Location (just the city is fine)
- Capacity (and seating capacity if different)
- Year Built (or approx. age if unknown)

I'm Looking for the biggest and/or most modern arenas anywhere in the country.

Thank you!

eh
03-28-2004, 03:38 AM
Can anyone help me with some arena information. Looking for the 3 "best" arenas in Finland, with the following information:
- Name of Facility
- English Translation (if applicable)
- Location (just the city is fine)
- Capacity (and seating capacity if different)
- Year Built (or approx. age if unknown)

I'm Looking for the biggest and/or most modern arenas anywhere in the country.
It's easy to name two of the three:

Hartwall Areena (http://www.hartwall-areena.com/), Helsinki, 13665, 1997
Elysée Arena (http://www.turkuhalli.fi/), Turku, 11 820, 1990

Then the third one... The most modern (big) arena is Länsiauto Areena (http://www.lansiauto-areena.com/) in Espoo (6875, 1999), but the third biggest is Helsingin Jäähalli (http://www.helsinginjaahalli.fi/) (Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, 8120, 1966 (renovated in 2001 (?)).

There's a pretty nice list of the stadiums in Finland @ http://www.worldstadiums.com/europe/countries/finland.shtml. Just note that only the ones with the hockey stick icon are hockey arenas, others are other stadiums.

SaturdayNight Beaver*
03-28-2004, 04:23 AM
Thanks eh and Zero... much appreciated.

eh
03-28-2004, 04:59 AM
Translation of the names :D

Hartwall Areena = Hartwall (a soda company) Arena
Elysée Areena = Arena of Ulysses (I think that is the word in english)
LänsiAuto Areena = LänsiAuto(LänsiAuto is a finnish car company, translates to Western Car) Arena
Hartwall is also a brewing company. The name of the arena in Turku comes from a sparkling wine brand of a company called V&S Finland. And the name is actually Elysée Arena, with one 'e'. LänsiAuto sells cars, doesn't make them (as "a finnish car company" could suggest).

Andy.B
03-30-2004, 12:37 AM
How far apart(km) are Helsingin Jaahaali and the Hartwall Areena?

If I was to plan a trip to Helsinki would I be able to stay reasonably close to both?
What is the public transport like in Finland?

Thank you in advance.

eh
03-30-2004, 01:08 AM
How far apart(km) are Helsingin Jaahaali and the Hartwall Areena?

If I was to plan a trip to Helsinki would I be able to stay reasonably close to both? What is the public transport like in Finland?

The good old Jäähalli and Hartwall Areena are just a couple of kilometers away from each other. If you want to stay close to both of them, I'd suggest the Sokos Hotel Pasila (http://www.sokoshotels.fi/english/basic_templates/main.cfm?hotel=2044) which is located just a couple of hundred meters from Hartwall Areena and not much more from Jäähalli. You can get from one arena to the other by number 7 tram or just walk through the southern part of the Central Park and West Pasila.

The public transport in Helsinki (and Finland in general) is excellent. In Helsinki, you can get anywhere with either tram, bus, train or metro. You can get to other parts of the country by either train or bus (you probably want to fly to the nothern parts if spending a day or a night in a train/bus doesn't tempt you).