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08-30-2012, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MurrayCraven24 View Post
At the end of November, I am flying to Finland and plan on seeing 3 games while I'm there.

Kärpät vs. Lukko on Nov. 29
HIFK vs. JYP on Nov. 30
Ilves vs. Pelicans on Dec. 1

Someone told me that buying tickets in advance wasn't necessary as games don't sell out. But I don't want to be waiting in line forever either. I looked to see if tix are available online right now and they are not. When do they go up for sale? So in advance or at the arena? Does it cost more if I buy at the arena?

I also want to see Helsingin jäähalli and the Hakametsä in Tampere, but couldn't find online if they have normal business hours when a game isn't going on. I would love to see inside the rinks.

How early should I get to the arena before game time and when do they open before a game?

Do most teams fanshops have the official jerseys the players wear? The ones with all the ads, not the blank replicas.

I know I have a lot of questions but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
You should definedly buy the tickets earlier. The good tikets will sell out weeks before games, atleastin KalPa's home games. I dont see it being really different in any other games. Maybe some tickets are left in the gameday, but they are for worst seats. Many games also are totall sell-out.

I recommend going to the arena half hour before game, but if you wanna drink some beer before the game or something else, then take like hour.

I bet other teams sell fan gear in the areena too. Most teams have webshops, like KalPa at Also KalPa has their own strore on Kuopio, close to the marketplace.

Gonna be intresting season, if we have NHL lockout its sad, but then we have change to have good players around here. Scott Harnell could play in KalPa and Teemu Selänne in Jokerit for example.

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