16 - 24
July 2016

Fan Guide

Please find below some useful information related to the FIBA U20 European Championship in Helsinki, Finland.


Ticket sales

Daily venue tickets start from 5€ (children) to 15€ (adults).

One venue ticket is valid in one venue (Helsinki Ice Hall or Pasila Sports Hall) for one game day. Tickets are sold in three categories: adults (15€), 11-19-year olds (10€) and 6-10-year-olds (5€).

Children aged five years and younger are allowed in for free – however, they have to sit on the lap of their accompanying adult when free seats are not available.

Ticket sales for the event are operated by www.ticketmaster.fi.

Tickets can also be bought at venues. Please consider purchasing your tickets beforehand to avoid queues.


Live broadcast

All games will be streamed live on the official FIBA YouTube channel.

Fanseat.com provides live broadcasts from all games of Group B as well as all games of the Final Phase (Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, bronze medal game and Final).


Scores and stats

The official #FIBAU20Europe website provides live scores and statistics from all tournament games, as well as news, features and a live blog.

To follow the tournament in Finnish, please visit the website of the Finnish Basketball Asscociation: http://www.basket.fi


Social media

The official hashtag of the event is #FIBAU20Europe.

The event can be followed on the below social media channels:

FIBA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FIBA

Official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1059274860774499/

FIBA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FIBA

FIBA Twitter: https://twitter.com/FIBA

FIBA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FIBA/

Basket.fi Twitter (in English): https://twitter.com/basketfinland

Basket.fi YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketfinland


Fan merchandise

The following products can be purchased in the fan shops of the official venues:

  • FIBA U20 European Championship T-shirt (25€)
  • FIBA Official Programme (5€)
  • FIBA U20 European Championship thermos mug (5€)


Other activities at Helsinki Ice Hall

The Korispiste fan store is situated in the Helsinki Ice Hall lobby on the right side from the main doors. Official Susijengi (Finnish national team) products and much more on sale. Cash and bank and credit cards accepted.

You can get your picture taken with the #FIBAU20Europe frame at the photo frame point. You can also participate in the #Basketbooth Instagram competition. New prizes every day.

The face painting hotspot is situated right next to the Korispiste fan store. You can also participate in the double shooter competition.

The 3x3 Finnish Open will be arranged outside the Helsinki Ice Hall during the FIBA U20 European Championship.


How to get to the venues

Helsinki Ice Hall, Nordenskiöldinkatu 11-13, on map: https://goo.gl/maps/izacyoBENJ52

Pasila Sports Hall, Radiokatu 22, on map: https://goo.gl/maps/5pMjPgcQY4T2

Both Helsinki Ice Hall and Pasila Sports Hall are easily reached by public transportation. Helsinki’s Journey Planner (http://www.reittiopas.fi/en/) is by far the best tool for you to navigate in Helsinki, whether you’re using public transportation, a car or your two feet.

We recommend using public transportation. The parking fee at Helsinki Ice Hall is 10€. There is a very limited amount of parking spots around Pasila Sports Hall.


Route: Central Railway Station – Helsinki Ice Hall

  • It’s easy to travel to Ice Hall by bus and by tram. Travel time from city centre to Ice Hall is approximately 15 minutes.
  • Tram lines 4, 7A and 10 leave from LASIPALATSI tram stop every 1-5 minutes. Trams go along Mannerheimintie Road. Get off at KANSANELÄKELAITOS tram stop and walk right for approximately 400 metres to get to Ice Hall.
  • You can also hop onto nearly every regular bus line (except for Finnair buses) at ELIEL SQUARE (Elielinaukio in Finnish) next to Central Railway Station and hop off at the KANSANELÄKELAITOS stop. After hopping off, walk right for approximately 500 metres to get to Ice Hall.
  • Bus 69 from Eliel Square arrives right in front of Ice Hall (NORDENSKIÖLDINKATU bus stop).


Route: Central Railway Station – Pasila Sports Hall

  • Bus 23 from Central Railway Station Bus Pier 2 every fifteen minutes; the name of the stop next to Pasila Sports Hall: RADIOKATU.
  • You can also hop onto ANY commuter train at Central Railway Station and hop off at Pasila railway station (5 minutes, first stop from Central Railway Station). Buses 23, 50 and 59 depart from Pasila railway station bus stop towards Pasila Sports Hall. à the name of the stop next to Pasila Sports Hall: RADIOKATU.
  • The distance from Pasila railway station to Pasila Sports Hall is around 1km.

Route: Helsinki Ice Hall – Pasila Sports Hall – Helsinki Ice Hall

  • The distance between Helsinki Ice Hall and Pasila Sports Hall is around 1,5 kilometres.
  • There is no direct public transportation between the two venues, but KYLLIKINPORTTI stop of tram 7A is situated 400m from Pasila Sports Hall.
  • The 7A stops nearest to Helsinki Ice Hall are KANSANELÄKELAITOS and AURORAN SAIRAALA (Aurora Hospital).