Bossard Arena

Bossard Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Zug, Switzerland. The capacity of the arena is 7,200 spectators and opened in 2010.[1] It hosts indoor sporting events such as ice hockey. It hosts the EV Zug of the National League (NL). It replaced Eishalle Herti as the home of EV Zug.

Bossard Arena
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LocationZug, Switzerland
Coordinates47°10′37″N 8°30′28″E / 47.17694°N 8.50778°E / 47.17694; 8.50778Coordinates: 47°10′37″N 8°30′28″E / 47.17694°N 8.50778°E / 47.17694; 8.50778
OwnerKunsteisbahn Zug AG
Capacity7,200
Construction
Broke ground2008
Opened2010
Expanded2017
ArchitectAnliker AG and Scheitlin Syfrig Architekten
Tenants
EV Zug (NL) (2010-present)

Size issuesEdit

The arena has faced many critics from EV Zug management and fans for being too limited in terms of capacity.[2] In the summer of 2017, EV Zug added an additional 200 seats close to the boards, on ice level.[3] At the beginning of the 2019-20 season, EVZ CEO Patrick Lengwiler expressed his intentions to the city of Zug, the current owner of the Arena, to extend the capacity to 9,000.[4] The team is currently forced to limit season tickets sales to 6,000 due to the small capacity and could benefits economically from an extension as demand is high in Zug with the team being very popular.

The issue was again brought back in the media in September 2020 to try and make the city of Zug act quickly.[5]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bossard Arena at Wikimedia Commons