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Tissot Arena is a combined multi-purpose stadium and arena in Biel/Bienne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland. It consists of a football stadium, an ice hockey arena, an outdoor ice skating rink and a curling hall. It is currently used by Swiss Challenge League football club FC Biel-Bienne and National League A ice hockey club EHC Biel.

Tissot Arena
Tissot Arena (hockey) 02.JPG
LocationLängfeldweg 95, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Coordinates47°09′20.9″N 7°16′53.2″E / 47.155806°N 7.281444°E / 47.155806; 7.281444Coordinates: 47°09′20.9″N 7°16′53.2″E / 47.155806°N 7.281444°E / 47.155806; 7.281444
OwnerCity of Biel/Bienne
Capacity5,200[1] (football)
6,521 (ice hockey)
SurfaceGrass, Ice
Construction
Built2012–2015
Opened8 August 2015
General contractorHRS Real Estate AG
Tenants
FC Biel-Bienne (football)
EHC Biel (ice hockey)

Contents

OverviewEdit

The stadium and arena of the Tissot Arena serve as replacements of the Gurzelen football stadium and the Biel ice hockey arena. The football stadium part of the Tissot Arena is in the south-west side of the building complex and the ice rinks in the north-east. The watch manufacturer Tissot, a member of The Swatch Group that has a head office in Biel/Bienne, obtained naming rights of the arena for at least ten years.[2]

The football stadium has a capacity of 5,200 and it is extendable to 10,000 if needed. The ice hockey arena accommodates 6,521 spectators. Part of the electricity for the arena complex is produced by the 8,100 solar panels installed on the roofs of the Arena.[3]

International matchesEdit

FootballEdit

Date Result Competition
10 October 2017 South Korea   1–3   Morocco Friendly

Ice hockeyEdit

Date Result Competition
15 April 2016 Switzerland    1–2 OT   Czech Republic Euro Hockey Challenge
16 December 2016 Slovakia   1–7   Belarus Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
16 December 2016 Switzerland    1–0   France Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
17 December 2016 Slovakia   6–1   France Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
17 December 2016 Switzerland    6–1   Belarus Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
2 April 2017 Switzerland    2–0   Russia Euro Hockey Challenge
8 November 2017 Switzerland    2–3   Canada Karjala Cup


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/sui/tissot_arena
  2. ^ "Bienne Stadia is becoming Tissot Arena: Partnership between the city Of Bienne, Tissot and the sports clubs". Official Tissot Website. tissot.ch.
  3. ^ "New stadium: Tissot Arena comes to play". Stadium database. StadiumDB.com. Retrieved 30 August 2015.

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