Frans Nielsen is looking forward to the support from the Danish fans in Jyske Bank Boxen, when Denmark in May will play Latvia among other teams on home ice. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Frans Nielsen: "It’s amazing"
Ticket sales for the IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship has reached 250,000 sold tickets three months before the Gold Medal Game.
The interest in the upcoming IIHF WM and the opportunity to experience the Danish national team and the rest of the international hockey elite on Danish ice for the first time in history has proven to be significant. The huge interest from fans all over the world has impressed one of the biggest hockey stars in Denmark, Frans Nielsen.
- Getting the IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship to Denmark is a huge achievement. The fact that there has been sold 250,000 tickets with three months left, is huge. As a player it means a lot, that we can look forward to such an enormous support and that all our preliminary games will be played in a sold-out venue in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, it’s amazing. It's no secret that Herning has a very special place in my heart and I'm really looking forward to it all, says Frans Nielsen
Since the launch of single game tickets on February 2, more than 50,000 tickets have been sold – many of them to fans abroad. Head of Sales and Marketing, Maja Grimnitz explains:
- Ticket sales to the Danes has gone through the roof, and all of Denmark is ready to welcome all the foreign fans. Ticket sales to foreign markets have been going very fast in recent weeks. Both host cities will have fan zones with lots of space for parties, and it will be two massive hockey parties. Hockey fans have a very special way of partying, and it can be characterized as brotherly in spite of different nationalities, coming together to celebrate the sport and passion of the fans. In May it will be a huge experience to be in the fan zones before, during and after the games, Head of Sales and Marketing, Maja Grimnitz explains, pointing to Sweden, Finland, Russia, Germany, and Switzerland as the countries that have so far purchased the most tickets in addition to the Danes.