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Traffic arrangements during the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championships 12.–28.5.

Due to the big crowds expected to visit Nokia Arena during the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, special traffic arrangements for motorized vehicles have been made to ensure a safe and smooth event experience for everyone. The best way to reach the Nokia Arena area is on foot.

On match days the following roads and intersections are blocked from all traffic:

From Ratina/ Tampereen valtatie and Hatanpään valtatie
The intersection between Vuolteenkatu and Hatanpään Valtatie from Ratina

Passage to Sorinsilta, Kalevantie and Sorikatu from Tampereen valtatie and Hatanpään valtatie (Rautatienkatu is accessible via Suvantokatu or Verkatehtaankatu). Verkatehtaankatu can be driven in both directions between Pellavatehtaankatu and Aleksanterinkatu.

Arrangements in Tuomiokirkonkatu
Tuomiokirkonkatu is for pedestrians only between Otavalankatu and Verkatehtaankatu, with only limited service traffic. The driving direction in Tuomiokirkonkatu between Suvantokatu and Otavalankatu will be contrary to the present direction. Suvantokatu will change from being a two-way street into a one-way street from Tuomiokirkonkatu to Rautatienkatu. Other parts of Tuomiokirkonkatu will remain as they are during the games.

Arrangements in Rautatienkatu
Rautatienkatu will be blocked south of Otavalankatu. Traffic to Suvantokatu and the area between the railway tracks and Rautatienkatu is possible via Otavalankatu and Tuomiokirkonkatu.

Roadblocks and connection from Tampere University main campus
Traffic will be blocked to Rautatienkatu and Vuolteenkatu from the University. Kalevantie’s traffic will be directed to Ratapihankatu via Kanslerinrinne. A recommended alternative route to Viinikka intersection is from Salhojankatu and Viinikankatu. When approaching from Ratapihankatu, turning is allowed only to Kaleva.

Traffic on Sorinkatu will be restricted from the intersection of Tampereen valtatie. Guides will be present at Sorinkatu.

Sumeliuksentie will be a one-way street from Kalevantie to Åkerlundintie.

The parking space on Ratinan rantatie will be reserved for the competition organization.

Schedules for road blockages

Road blockages will be placed according to the following schedule during the Ice Hockey World Championships

  • Fri 12.5. klo 14.20–23.30
  • Sat 13.5. klo 10.20–23.30
  • Sun 14.5. klo 10.20–23.30
  • Mon 15.5. klo 16.20–22.30
  • Tue 16.5. klo 14.20–23.30
  • Wed 17.5. klo 16.20–22.30
  • Thu 18.5. klo 14.20–23.30
  • Fri 19.5. klo 16.20–22.30
  • Sat 20.5. klo klo 10.20–23.30
  • Sun 21.5. klo 14.20–23.30
  • Mon 22.5. klo 14.20–23.30
  • Tue 23.5. klo klo 10.20–23.30
  • Thu 25.5. klo 14.20–23.30
  • Sat 27.5 klo 14.20–23.30
  • Sun 28.5. klo 14.20–23.30

During the road blockages busses are directed to special routes. These can be found at Nysse’s website.