Germany Cup with USA, CH and SVK.
At last, top-class ice hockey is back in Munich’s Olympic Hall! The green light for the staging of the Germany Cup from the 6th to the 8th of November 2009 in Munich’s Olympic Hall in February of this year was great news for everyone, including die-hard ice hockey fans. For Olympiapark München GmbH, this top international tournament marks the start of a series of further high-calibre sporting events in the Olympic Park. “The organisation of the Germany Cup until 2011 is a major boost to the Olympic Park's reputation as a venue for high-quality winter sports events. This is of course also of significance given the 2018 Olympic bid,” said Olympiapark boss Ralph Huber at a press conference held on 7th October in the Olympic Ice Sports Centre. Uwe Hamos, President of the German ice hockey association (DEB), added: “We’re absolutely delighted that the Germany Cup will be played out in the Olympic Park, and that the DEB is able to make such a huge contribution to the 2018 Olympic bid. The Germany Cup is very important for the national team in order to get the groundbreaking 2009/2010 competition season, with the Olympic Games in Vancouver and the 2010 IIHF World Championships in Germany, off to a good start.
In actual fact, the Olympic Park has always been a great place as far as ice hockey is concerned. Indeed, the World Championships were held here in 1975, 1983 and 1993. In more recent times, it was the Germany Cup in 1997, as well as sold-out national matches in 2005, 2007 and 2008 that were on offer to Munich fans in the Olympic Ice Sports Centre. And not forgetting, of course, the matches involving Munich’s ice hockey clubs, which have been held regularly in the Park for years.
“What we’re also delighted about is the fact that the Germany Cup is the first major international sporting event to be held in the now largely modernised Olympic Hall,” says Huber. Apart from the new restaurant, which will open its doors in the middle of next year, and the new small Olympic Hall, which will open in 2011, visitors on the 6th of November will be able to enjoy all the new features in the service and comfort area, such as the food and drink on offer in the new kiosks, the new business seats including a fully-renovated VIP area and much, much more. “With the modernisation of the Olympic Hall, we’ve created the ideal conditions for being able to hold even more internationally important sporting events in Munich," said Ralph Huber, describing the park's future focus, and continued: “The Germany Cup and the Munich 6-day race being held a few days later from the 12th to the 17th of November will be a great start."
Tickets for the Germany Cup, from the 6th to the 8th of November in the Olympic Hall, are available from Euro 15 for a one-day ticket and Euro 38 for a 3-day ticket. The concessionary price one-day ticket is available from Euro 12 for disabled, schoolchildren, apprentices, students, people carrying out community service, persons in military service and pensioners upon production of the relevant proof of entitlement. Children up to the age of 14 are charged an admission fee from Euro 7 per day. The prices quoted include VAT, along with all taxes, but do not include postage costs, and can be obtained from München Ticket GmbH, PO Box 201413, 80014 Munich, Tel. +49 (0)180/ 54 81 81 81, Fax +49 (0)89/54 81 81 54, www.muenchenticket.de, the information pavilion at the Olympic Ice Sports Centre, the glass hall on the Gasteig, the town hall information office on the Marienplatz, the tourist information office at the main railway station and from the usual advance sales outlets.