Ice hockey World Championship 2014 in Minsk entered the top 3 most visited World Championships in the XXI century
An average attendance at matches of the tournament is 9416 viewers. The match Belarus-Germany was the most visited. This match gathered at Minsk -Arena 14,478 people with a maximum capacity of 15,086 spectators. Total matches of the tournament currently were visited by more than 433,121 people.
The World Championship has already entered the top 3 most visited world forums in the XXI century.
The first place in the history of hockey in XXI century takes the World Championships in the Czech Republic (2004), where the average attendance of the games was 9859 people. The second place got Germany (2010) - 9,800 spectators.
Belarus shifted Canada (2008) from the third place, where the average attendance was 8834 persons.
Ice hockey World Championship 2014 in Minsk will last until May, 25.
The World championship is held at two arenas - Minsk-Arena and Chyzhouka Arena.
Minsk-Arena is the fourth in terms of capacity (15,086 spectators) from ice rinks in Europe. It was officially opened on January 30, 2010. Hockey box of European standard has dimensions of 60 by 30 meters. Central arena is connected by an underground passageway with ice skating stadium. Minsk-Arena has 42 glazed VIP-boxes that can accommodate up to 700 guests.
An octagonal media cube with eight plasma screens is in the center of the roof. 15 thousand visitors at the end of a match are able to leave the complex for 40 minutes.
Chyzhouka-Arena is a multipurpose sports and entertainment complex that located on the banks Chyzhouka reservoir on the outskirts of the park named after the 900th anniversary of Minsk. Official opening of the arena with a capacity of 9614 spectators was on December 25, 2013.
Designers provided a large sports and entertainment arena, small training arena, halls for various sports, as well as a place for recreation and leisure.