8.06.2016 20:17

Best seats for most popular dates at Lahti World Championships gone

Tickets for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 in Lahti are selling well – even in the hot summer weather. Currently some 40,000 tickets have been sold and reserved. Tickets for the ski stadium’s main stand  have all either sold or been reserved for the two most popular dates.

Packages for two or more days are currently available. The most popular package for Thursday 2 March and Friday 3 March includes access to the women’s and men’s cross country relay and the men’s large hill ski jump competition. Tickets for the main stand at the ski stadium are now fully booked.

“It looks like tickets for the main stand will sell out for a number of dates by this autumn. If you want to witness all the best action on the finish line, you will need to act fast,” Lahti2017 Sales Director Mikko Saarinen said.

“All in all, the ticket sales have exceeded all our expectations. Our benchmark is the 2015 Falun World Championships, where 50,000 tickets were sold by October. Demand is particularly strong just now among businesses and other organisations that want to use this event to mark Finland’s 100 years of independence,” Saarinen added.

The event has been dubbed the Centenary Championship, as Lahti hosts the world class sporting event for the seventh time and Finland celebrates its first centenary as an independent nation. The tickets provide access to the venue for the full day along with other activities and amenities on site. The site will have a wide range of catering outlets and there is plenty to do for the whole family from performances by the Heureka science circus to ski boot tangoing.

The demand for VIP tickets has also been strongest for Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March in the second competition week. The track-side Metsälinna has also attracted high levels of interest.

“Superjakelijat” raising funds for grass roots sports

All Finnish sports clubs, irrespective of their specialism, can use the championships to support the next generation of athletes. The Superjakelijat clubs selling the World Championship tickets will receive 15% of their total sales to fund their own local activities. Already, 33 clubs across Finland have signed up.

More information about tickets to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 in Lahti: http://www.lahti2017.fi/liput

Take a look at the World Ski Championship arena 360-degree view of stands: http://lahti2017.fi/360/

More information about VIP tickets to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 in Lahti: http://www.starsquad.fi/tapahtumat/lahti-2017-hiihdon-mm-kisat

More information about the Superjakelijat scheme: http://www.lahti2017.fi/ryhdy-superjakelijaksi

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