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05-04-2012, 05:46 PM
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If you sell 400 tickets and 200 show up then return the money and give tickets for free.. that way you save face and actually make these games not look a joke..
Sucks for the ones that actually payed though. But I agree, they should at least sell them cheap to make sure people come and watch.

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05-04-2012, 05:49 PM
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How much does it cost for a qualification match in football against Denmark/Norway/Finland? (Sincere question!)
I have no idea really. I've only ever been to one football game, our local Allsvenskan team and that was waaaay back when. Was for free might I add.

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05-04-2012, 05:57 PM
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How much does it cost for a qualification match in football against Denmark/Norway/Finland? (Sincere question!)
Just for laughs I looked it up, and it seems that the tickets for WC qualification game Finland-France in September were in 30-110€ range

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05-04-2012, 06:04 PM
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I have no idea really. I've only ever been to one football game, our local Allsvenskan team and that was waaaay back when. Was for free might I add.
I was about 4-5 years ago in Stockholm football derby (Djurgården-Hammarby) and it was great! Better atmosphere than in Spain or Portugal IMO.

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05-04-2012, 06:05 PM
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A Euro is 1.30 Canadian Dollars and 1.31 US dollars, so you can count 50 = 65 and 100 = 130 for all intents and purposes. The euro is 30 % higher.

www.valuta.se
all exchange rates instantly, and every nation's currency is tagged with a flag so it doesn't matter what language you may or may not speak or understand.

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Just for laughs I looked it up, and it seems that the tickets for WC qualification game Finland-France in September were in 30-110€ range
So basically you have to pay more for seeing the French hockey than the French football team?

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05-04-2012, 06:17 PM
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So basically you have to pay more for seeing the French hockey than the French football team?
probably because French hockey team is more exotic thing, that makes sense

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05-04-2012, 06:20 PM
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Well,
international iihf standing for France : 14th
international fifa standing for France : 16th.

France hockey team is better, so French football team is cheaper.

Still those prices are really crazy, I feel really bad for the german in the pic, how can you have the will to root for your team when you see you've just been fisted in the ass. :/

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05-04-2012, 06:28 PM
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~675€ for a family of four. And that's just for the game and the game alone. If you're from outside of Stockholm you're going to have to add travel and potentially a overnight stay to that. It's so expensive it's bizarre.

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05-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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Just saw two Canadians (Jets fan and Oilers fan) coming out of a bar at my work place. They both said that this is the most expensive WHC trip they have ever taken, said that it was their sixth time.

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05-04-2012, 08:42 PM
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I cancelled my whole trip because tickets were too expensive. Now they are giving them away for free? come on, seriously?

I was in Bern few years back to watch the boys, felt really good. I thought that was expensive.

Maybe like WJC, the WHC should stay in Canada. We are reasonably priced and you can bet every game will have good attendance

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Well,
international iihf standing for France : 14th
international fifa standing for France : 16th.

France hockey team is better, so French football team is cheaper.

Still those prices are really crazy, I feel really bad for the german in the pic, how can you have the will to root for your team when you see you've just been fisted in the ass. :/
There's a lot more teams in FIFA than the IIHF, and I think that France has a better chance beating the top ranked FIFA team than they do against the top IIHF team!

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05-04-2012, 08:51 PM
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I cancelled my whole trip because tickets were too expensive. Now they are giving them away for free? come on, seriously?

I was in Bern few years back to watch the boys, felt really good. I thought that was expensive.

Maybe like WJC, the WHC should stay in Canada. We are reasonably priced and you can bet every game will have good attendance
Who is giving away tickets for free?

The games would have good attendance if they were reasonably priced, and if you want the sport to grow, you can't host every tournament in Canada.

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05-04-2012, 08:52 PM
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Attendance during the Sweden - Norway game:


Such a fiasco, those responsible should be fired immediately. They don't even know basic economics. At least in Finland they're trying to do something about it, in Sweden those dumbasses just continue to let the farce continue. To demand such absurd prices for tickets, during a repression, is beyond ********. Fans are doing the right thing and stay home.

Zetterberg commented on the low audience and said something like: "With those prices, I'm not surprised."

To also host the tournament in Stockholm was of course also dumb. It's far from a hockey town.

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05-04-2012, 09:04 PM
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Just ridiculous. Prices for the WJC here in Edmonton were crazy for the Canadian games, but for others, they were very affordable. I saw USA-DEN for $50/ticket.

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Who is giving away tickets for free?

The games would have good attendance if they were reasonably priced, and if you want the sport to grow, you can't host every tournament in Canada.


They are giving away free tickets for few games. Some furniture store and was handing them out in schools.

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05-04-2012, 09:34 PM
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I was planning on watching a game or two with some friends, but with these prices there is no chance, looked up ticket prices and decent seats are 795 SEK and upward, not really in my budget atm :<.

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Wikipedia page has the official attendances: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_II...d_Championship *

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Helsinki
United States-France 8,402
Canada-Slovakia 6,400
Belarus-Finland 12,354

Stockholm
Germany-Italy 1,033
Czech Republic-Denmark 1,610
Sweden-Norway 7,770
I didn't even see any of the USA-FRA game on tv, but I don't really feel like believing that figure. A column by a sportsnews site (in Finnish) claims the real attendance was about 3000, and a lot of that thanks to the free tickets given in schools. It also gives estimates for the other matches (not sure how did they calculate these but honestly, sounds more plausible than the official ones): GER-ITA 400, CZE-DEN under 1000, SWE-NOR about 6000, FIN-BLR 10 000.

* obviously available somewhere at iihf.com, but probably quicker and easier to look from that Wiki page...


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It`s really sad to see most of the games empty or half empty because of stupidly high ticket prices

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It's funny if the US-France game in Finland actually got more audience than the Sweden-Norway game in Sweden. Although I have no faith in those numbers.

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Why do you host a tournament in this city any way? People are not going to cross the country to se the uninterresting games. If you over price a ticked for a tournament held in a city of band wagon fans this is the inevitable result.

Göteborg, Malmö probably would have been better locations to host. Even some other of the citys with SEL teams if their arenas were biger.

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IIHF is corrupt.

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Wikipedia page has the official attendances: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_II...d_Championship *

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Helsinki
United States-France 8,402
Canada-Slovakia 6,400
Belarus-Finland 12,354

Stockholm
Germany-Italy 1,033
Czech Republic-Denmark 1,610
Sweden-Norway 7,770
I didn't even see any of the USA-FRA game on tv, but I don't really feel like believing that figure. A column by a sportsnews site (in Finnish) claims the real attendance was about 3000, and a lot of that thanks to the free tickets given in schools. It also gives estimates for the other matches (not sure how did they calculate these but honestly, sounds more plausible than the official ones): GER-ITA 400, CZE-DEN under 1000, SWE-NOR about 6000, FIN-BLR 10 000.

* obviously available somewhere at iihf.com, but probably quicker and easier to look from that Wiki page...
On Czech TV they said those are numbers of tickets sold in packages, so people bought these tickets for USA-FRA and CAN-SVK and just didn't show up. I don't know how much that is true.

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There's a lot more teams in FIFA than the IIHF, and I think that France has a better chance beating the top ranked FIFA team than they do against the top IIHF team!
I know, I was just trolling.

That's just a shame. In my hometown, a French first league game ticket cost 12 € ( only one price) for a 1000 capacity. The more expensive place are 15€, can go to 20€ against big teams, and 25 € for a game in the Final Series of the Playoff.

Two years ago (or last year ?), France went to play against Canada in Paris Bercy, the biggest arena in France which can fill 13000 people and the first prices were like 30€. The game has been sol-out really quickly but the federation was really happy because they want it to promote the game and not make money. In this arena, they have been providing the Hockey French Cup Final for 5 years now, it always sold out quickly and price didn't go up, the first price is just 20€. And it's a special event that happen only one time in a year, it's not an 82 games NHL team, people come from the south of France to see that game and even for 40€, those tickets would still be sold out.

When looking that a FRA - KAZ is 3 times more expensive than a FRA - CAN on home soil, come on.
I feel bad for the players of small nations, playing in empty rinks, that must sucks, especially for the new guys that just make the cut and are playing their first WC.

I'm glad to have this board of directors in my federation, they're doing such a good work.

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Wikipedia page has the official attendances: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_II...d_Championship *

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Helsinki
United States-France 8,402
Canada-Slovakia 6,400
Belarus-Finland 12,354
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Those numbers are sold tickets. You get real attendance when you reduce 1000-2000 from those numbers.

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