One of the original variants envisages that MS 2024 in the Czech Republic could host Brno, which has the construction of a new arena. In the end, however, together with Prague, it will host the championship as traditionally Ostrava.
Representatives of Czech Hockey, the Ostrava City Hall and the Moravian-Silesian Region signed a memorandum of mutual cooperation on Monday.
Among other things, the city and the region have committed themselves to contributing 60 million crowns to the organization of the tournament.
The championship will take place from 10 to 24 May 2024. “I am sure that, as before, we will be able to get the bar for organizing the whole event very high,” Ostrava Mayor Tomáš Macura tells polar.cz.
Hejtman Ivo Vondrák adds: “The world’s hockey elite will present itself in the Czech lands for the eleventh time in history. The first time was in 1933, the last time in 2015. I believe that in three years we will enjoy an unforgettable championship. I hope that our great fans brought the Czech team luck and maybe even a medal. “
“Ostrava traditionally offers great conditions to the participating teams, fans and all others.”
Prague and Ostrava shared the championship in 2004 and 2015. Fans from Slovakia are also close to the Ostravar Arena, who can create a hellish atmosphere for the match.
It would have to be no different in May 2024.
“Ostrava traditionally offers great conditions to the participating teams as well as to fans and everyone else,” the Czech polar hockey president Tomáš Král was quoted as saying by the polar.cz server. “I have no doubt that it will be the same in 2024 and that together we will try to break the historical record in attendance at the World Cup, as we did in 2004 and 2015.”
As is the tradition, the culmination of the tournament in the form of the semifinals and the fight for medals will take place in Prague’s O2 arena.
Upcoming hosts of the World Hockey Championship
2022: Finland (Helsinki, Tampere)
2023: Russia (Saint Petersburg)
2024: Czech Republic (Prague, Ostrava)
2025: Sweden and Denmark (Stockholm and Herning)
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