Important information for everyone who attends our game events:
- the arena’s doors will open at 1 PM on December 4th. Please arrive well in advance!
- the Covid-19 passports will be verified at the main doors before the security check. Have your Covid-19 passport ready at hand.
- Ilves Pre Game program in Original Long Drink Bar from 3 PM onwards.
- Ilves After Game program in Original Long Drink Bar after the game has ended.
The Covid-19 passport (the EU Digital Covid Certificate) consists of three parts. One of the parts must be valid for the passport to be valid:
- the Covid-19 vaccination certificate (2 doses) OR the test certificate (a negative test result maximum 72 hours earlier) OR the certificate of recovery (proof of recovery from Covid-19 less than 6 months ago). Frequently asked questions about the Covid-19 passport: kanta.fi
- the Covid-19 passports will be verified at the main doors before the security check. Have your Covid-19 passport ready at hand before entering.
- the tickets for the event will be checked at the ticket gate right after entrance. Have your ticket ready at hand after the security check.
- Nokia Arena is cashless, so we recommend everyone to pay with cards. You cannot pay with cash at the arena. Nokia Arena favors payments by cards, and the restaurants do not accept cash. Utilizing card payments is meant to minimize hand touching and make customer service as seamless and swift as possible. During the events there will be a money exchange desk in the main concourse level where you can exchange cash for an Arena Food & Beverage payment card. You can also do the exchange at the Casino Taproom brewhouse and restaurant. Load the amount of money you want on the card and use it at any place that sells food or drink in the arena. The loaded money on the card is valid for one year. The card functions like a regular gift card, and thus the card’s money cannot be exchanged back to cash.
- please leave suitcases, umbrellas, and other non-essential items home, because Nokia Arena has limited space for safekeeping.
- you can use Ilves game tickets for traveling free by Nysse bus, tram, and local train on a home game night: the tickets can be used in the transportation for three hours before the game and for five hours after the game has started.
Instructions on how to get to the arena
Address: Nokia Arena is located at Kansikatu 3, 33100 Tampere
Walking to the arena is easy and effortless. You can walk to the arena via Sorinsilta bridge and Sorinkatu street. Sorinsilta leads to two passageways which are located on Kansikatu street and between the Deck buildings Opaali and Topaasi. The third passageway is on Sorinkatu street from where you turn to Kansikuja alley.
Leaving the arena is easiest on foot, as well, since everything is located nearby. Most of the hotels in the center Tampere are just a short walk away.
There are no designated bicycle parking spots in the Deck area or Sorinsilta. Near the Deck area, within about 250-meter radius, there are several bicycle parks: next to Vuolteenkatu street and Tuomiokirkonkatu street’s green spaces, on Sorinkatu street, and on Ratapihankatu street. You can also park kick scooters and electric scooters in these places.
You can come to the arena by two different lines. Line 1’s closest stop to the arena is Sorin aukio which is located on Hatanpään valtatie main road. Line 3’s closest stop is Tulli which is located on Itsenäisyydenkatu street. The closest tram stop is Sorin aukio from where it takes a few minutes to walk to the arena. You can find the tram routes here.
Most of Tampere’s local buses stop in the city center which is a short walk away from the arena. The nearest stops are Linja-autoasema (bus station), Rautatieasema (railway station), Sorin aukio, and Tampere-talo (Tampere Hall).
Here are Nysse’s bus schedules
Tampere central railway station is located about 600 meters from the arena. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the train platforms to the arena. If necessary, additional trains to Helsinki will be scheduled for concerts and huge events. Check the up-to-date train schedules on VR’s website.
Taxis can drive through Sorinkatu when arriving to the arena. The taxis for the disabled can bring customers to Sorinkatu that has an accessible entrance to the arena. The taxis for the disabled can make a U-turn and leave through the southern end of Sorinkatu.
Other taxis use the nearest taxi stands which are located east and west of the bus station, at the railway station, in Koskipuisto park, on Suvantokatu street, and at Tampere Hall.
By long-distance bus
Long-distance buses stop at the Tampere bus station, located 600 meters from the arena. You can walk from the bus station to the arena in about 5 minutes.
We recommend leaving you car home, because the arena does not have its own designated parking areas. However, there are 3,500 parking spots near the arena a 5–10-minute walk away from the main doors. The nearest parking areas are:
Finnpark Tullintori (4min)
Finnpark Koskikeskus (8min)
Finnpark Hämppi A (9min)
Finnpark Asema (8min)
Aimo Park Arena (0min)
Moovy has made a map for arena visitors driving from south, east, and west. In the map you can find the recommended car parks by the direction you come from: https://moovy.fi/autoilijoille/saapuminen-kansiareenalle/
You can freely utilize the city of Tampere’s free park-and-ride facilities when coming to an event at the arena.
Nokia Arena’s restaurant services: you can find them here
Ilves merch at Nokia Arena: The Ilves-Kauppa (Ilves Shop) is located to the right of main entrance B on street level. Ilves Shop also has an outlet in the main concourse across the entrance to section B4. Additionally, there are several pop-up merch carts in the hallways. Welcome to shop!
Frequently asked questions about Nokia Arena: frequently asked questions