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Tampere specs

  • Tampere is the third largest city in Finland. Population is 349 258.
  • Total area is 689.6 km². Almost 200 lakes cover 24% of total area.
  • 2 out of 3 Finns live within 200 kilometres of Tampere.
  • 29 hotels with 3 200 rooms and 7 000 beds in central Tampere (2021, Visitory)
  • Elevation: 80–90 metres above sea level

About Tampere

Tampere’s city centre is surrounded by lake and ridge scenery, sited on an isthmus between lakes Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi. The Tammerkoski rapids run through the city. Pyynikki, which was formed by the action of ice and sea more than 10,000 years ago, is the world’s highest gravel ridge. At its highest it rises 80 metres above Lake Pyhäjärvi and 160 metres above sea level.

Tampere is still the centre of Finnish industry today. Versatile research and education and cooperation between companies and universities have maintained and further developed the competitiveness of the region’s industry.

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Recent and upcoming major sport events

  • 2023 World U23 Wrestling Championships
  • 2023 ITF Taekwon-do World Championships
  • 2023 European Masters Games
  • 2023 Pool EPBF European Championships
  • 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships
  • 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships
  • 2021 48th EKF Junior & Cadet U21 European Karate Championships
  • 2021 Men’s European Volleyball Championship
  • 2019 Taido European Championships
  • 2019 European Open, Junior & Master Equipped Bench Press Championships
  • 2018 EDSO 5th European Futsal Championships
  • 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships
  • 2018 LEN European Junior Swimming Championships
  • 2018 European Pinball Championships
  • 2017 UWW Junior Wrestling World Championships
  • 2017 IOF Junior World Orienteering Championships & Fin5
  • 2016 AETF Taekwon-Do European Championships
  • 2015 ETTU European Veterans Table Tennis Championships
  • 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship
  • 2015 IFF Women’s Floorball World Championships
  • 2014 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championships for Women
  • 2014 49th EKF European Seniors Karate Championships
  • 2013 EAA European Athletics U23 Championships

Sports venues

Nokia Arena

Capacity: ca. 15 000  |  Area: 50 000 m2

Located in the heart of Tampere, Nokia Arena is the most modern multipurpose arena and experience centre in Northern Europe. In addition to versatile event facilities, Nokia Arena also houses a world-class hotel, a casino and a variety of restaurants and cafés.

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Tampere Stadium

Capacity: 16 800 seated or 30 000 concert use

Tampere Stadium, also known as Ratina Stadium (capacity: 16,800), is located just a stone’s throw away from Tampere’s main street. The stadium is one of Finland’s foremost sports venues and it fulfils international standards.

Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre

Capacity: ca. 18 300  |  Area: ca. 28 200 m2

Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre TESC is one of Finland’s foremost sports venues, TESC has hosted numerous international competitions in various disciplines. The five-hall complex holds up to 18 300 visitors.

Kauppi Sports Park

Nestled in an urban forest between the city centre and Lake Näsijärvi, Kauppi Sports Park offers facilities for example for football, cross-country skiing, running and Finnish baseball.

Tampere Ice Stadium

Capacity: 7 300

Tampere Ice Stadium, also known as Hakametsä Stadium, was Finland’s first ice stadium originally built for the 1965 Ice Hockey World Championships. The legendary stadium is well suited for various competitions, trade fairs, concerts, and other large-scale events.