Bern Arena

Coordinates: 46°57′31″N 7°28′07″E / 46.958618°N 7.468611°E / 46.958618; 7.468611

PostFinance Arena (originally known as Eisstadion Allmend and Bern Arena) is an arena in Bern, Switzerland. It is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena of SC Bern. It was built in 1967 and holds currently 17,131 people. A characteristic trait of the PostFinance Arena is the world's biggest standing room grandstand in an arena with a capacity of 10,422 people.

The PostFinance Arena was the main arena for the 2009 IIHF World Championships, and has already hosted the inaugural Victoria Cup.


PostFinance Arena holds a Europe-wide record, having a 16,203 spectator average in the 2008/2009 season.


Due to its age and with an eye towards the 2009 IIHF World Championships, the arena was renovated. The holder invested about CHF 100 million (~$100 million) into the extension and restoration of the building. The modification was finished by April 24, 2009, when the World Championships started. The interior of the arena is nearly obtained, especially the steep standing room stand, which is very popular with the fans. However the VIP-zone was entirely rebuilt and the capacity there was extended by about 500. The total capacity is now 17,131 spectators.


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