Builders Threaten Not to Complete Championship Stadium Unless Bratislava Pays Up

Head of the City of Bratislava investment arm warned city deputies that construction of the stadium for the 2011 IIHF World Championship would stop unless the city brought its payments to the builders up to date. The Ondrej Nepela Arena is undergoing reconstruction to accommodate about 10,000 spectators in April and May 2011 during the […]

IIHF Head Fassel Gives ‘Qualified Endorsement’ of Future World Cups

IIHF president Rene Fassel endorsed future World Cups (including ‘ours’ in Bratislava and Kosice), as long as playes were not “overtaxed” with too many games, the IIHF site reported. Fassel was interviewed by CBC’s Jim Hughson during the World Hockey Summit in Toronto on August 24, 2010. He also spoke of the importance of 2014 […]

Slovak Hockey Boss Legalizes Hotel Without Permit for 2011 IIHF Championship

August 18, 2010 Construction authority of the Bratislava city part Nove Mesto issued a fine for the newly built hotel and press center next to the Ondrej Nepela Arena, where the 2011 World Ice Hockey Championship will be played, Slovak daily Sme reported. Tehelne pole, a.s., company part-owned by the city of Bratislava is linked […]

Kosice Game Schedule

Preliminary Round Fri, April 29 2 16:15 B Košice Switzerland vs. France Fri, April 29 4 20:15 B Košice Belarus vs. Canada Sat, April 30 6 16:15 C Košice USA vs. Austria Sat, April 30 8 20:15 C Košice Norway vs. Sweden Sun, May 1 10 16:15 B Košice Canada vs. France Sun, May 1 12 20:15 B Košice […]

Bratislava Game Schedule

Preliminary Round Friday, April 29: 16:15 Germany – Russia, 20:15 Slovakia – Slovenia Saturday, April 30: 16:15 Finland – Denmark, 20:15 Czech Republic – Latvia Sunday, May 1: 16:15 Russia – Slovenia, 20:15 Slovakia – Germany Monday, May 2: 16:15 Czech Republic – Denmark, 20:15 Latvia – Finland Tuesday, May 3: 16:15 Slovenia – Germany, […]

Kosice to Start Building Parking Garage by Stadium in August – SITA

August 5, 2010 The City of Kosice will start building a new parking garage next to the Steel Arena, stadium where Groups B and C will play during the 2011 IIHF World Championships, the news agency Sita reported. The new three-story parking facility with 496 parking spots will address the lack of parking around the […]

Kosice Unhappy with Championship Schedule

June 16, 2010 Organizers in Kosice have voiced dissatisfaction in Slovak media over the schedule of the 2011 IIHF World Championship. Civic Association Kosice Arena, which supported the completion of the Kosice stadium, issued a statement in mid-June 2010 expressing dismay over the decision to play most games in Bratislava: “The hockey public in Kosice, […]