If you will be in Moscow this May, then it is time to get out your credit card and book some tickets for the IIHF World Championships Russia, 2016.
I am not a hockey fan so much as a general sports fan, but the prospect of being able to watch world class players is just too much to resist. There is also the benefit of tickets being really cheap with the current exchange rates!
The games will take place in the month of May in both Moscow and St Petersburg, with most of them occurring over the weekends. In Moscow, the games will be held in the ‘Ice Palace’ stadium at the Luzhniki sports complex.
Given that this event is still months away, it is a little surprising to find that tickets are already getting hard to come by. Some of the most popular games (those involving Russia) are already sold out or close to doing so. On the official ticketing website they are currently only selling day tickets and these are great value. The day package gives you tickets for all three matches to be held on a given day. I managed to get a hold of a day ticket for May 8, when Russia and Kazakhstan face off. Tickets for the days 3 matches was a total of 9000RUB, which I consider to be a bargain for world championship hockey.
Ticketing is dead easy, just pay online with your credit card and print off an electronic ticket. If you prefer a properly printed ticket though, you can pay an extra fee to have one mailed to you. Tickets for the final will be released soon and it is already possible to buy tickets for sold out matches in the secondary market if you are desperate.
If you are going to be attending the 2016 IIHF World Championships in Russia, join the conversation below and let us know which matches you are most excited about.