2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP A
The tournament will be held in October 2020 in Ice Palace Baikal in Irkutsk. Exact date is not decided yet. FIB decided to move the tournament from the original date March 29-April 5. It is an uncertain situation around the world due to the corona virus and it has caused many people’s concerns about travel and to have cross-border contacts. FIB wants to ensure the completion of the tournament and to calm the concerns of the participating teams, supporters and officials as the spread of the virus has created.
The arena will be ready soon. Under the arena a big parking garage for several hundred cars is under construction
THESE 8 TEAMS WILL PLAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP A IN IRKUTSK
Estonia – Finland – Germany – Kazakhstan
Norway – Russia – Sweden – USA
THIS IS IRKUTSK
Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia in Russia, located on the Baikal Lake shore in southern Siberia. Baikal Lake is the largest lake in the world by volume, and the deepest lake in the world with a maximum depth of 1 642 m. Irkutsk is a significant military city and seat of the Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. The city is 5 185 km by rail from Moscow.
Irkutsk grew up around settlements established in 1653 by Ivan Pochabov for the collection of taxes from the locals. In 1760, the first road link was established between Moscow and Irkutsk, which contributed to rapid economic development. Trade with China increased.
620 099 people live in Irkutsk. Trud Stadium is an outdoor arena with a public capacity of 16 500 spectators. In 2020 the new indoor arena is ready to welcome the World Championships for men Group A, March 28-April 5.
Irkutsk is home town for Russian Superleague team Baikal Energy.
THE ORGANIZERS ARE ALREADY PREPARING FOR WCS 2021!
The World Championship Men Group A and Group B will be held in Syktyvkar. The Republican outdoor Stadium in Syktyvkar is waiting for a global reconstruction for the 100th anniversary of the Russian region of Komi. Below is a sketch of what the arena is supposed to look like!
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