An Unforgettable Evening at the SC Bern Ice Hockey Match

If you’re looking for an electrifying sports experience in the heart of Switzerland, attending a SC Bern ice hockey match at the Postfinance Arena is a must. Situated in the Wankdorf district, near the football stadium and Bernexpo, this unassuming venue boasts an incredible surprise once you step inside. Join me as I recount my thrilling experience in the largest ice hockey arena in Europe, which can accommodate up to 17,031 enthusiastic fans since its expansion in 2015.

First Impressions

From the outside, the Postfinance Arena doesn’t appear imposing or grand. In fact, it seems rather unassuming. However, as you pass through the security gates, you’re greeted by a massive sign that proudly proclaims, « Welcome to the largest ice hockey arena in Europe with 9,000 seats. » As you ascend a few flights of stairs, you step into the immense arena, and the scale of the place truly dawns on you.

SC Bern Postfinance Arena

SC Bern Postfinance Arena

Local Delights

Before the match commences, I highly recommend indulging in some local culinary delights. To get into the spirit of the game, treat yourself to a Gurten beer, a regional favorite. And don’t miss the opportunity to savor the famous « Bärenzipfel » sausages – a true Bernese specialty. These delectable treats will tantalize your taste buds and prepare you for the action-packed evening ahead.

Bärenzipfel SC Bern

Bärenzipfel und Gurten beer in SC Bern

A Grand Entrance

As the players make their grand entrance onto the ice, the atmosphere in the arena becomes electric. Spectacular pyrotechnics, video displays, and dazzling lighting effects set the stage for an unforgettable evening. The anticipation and excitement in the air are palpable.

A Thrilling Match

Once the match begins, you’ll quickly see why SC Bern is one of Europe’s most renowned ice hockey teams. The home team’s fans, with their contagious enthusiasm, cheer on their heroes as the Bern players light up the scoreboard with their goals. The fast-paced, physical nature of ice hockey combined with the passion of the fans ensures a thrilling sporting spectacle.

The Emotional Wall

In conclusion, attending a SC Bern ice hockey match at the Postfinance Arena is an emotional rollercoaster you won’t soon forget. On the evening I attended, the arena was almost full, with around 15,000 spectators filling the seats. In an enclosed ice rink, the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric, and you’ll feel like a part of something truly special.

So, when is your next visit to the Postfinance Arena? Whether you’re a die-hard hockey fan or just looking for an unforgettable sporting experience in Bern, attending a SC Bern match is a thrilling way to spend an evening. The passion, energy, and sheer scale of the arena will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Don’t miss your chance to witness the action in Europe’s largest ice hockey arena and savor the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds SC Bern.

SC Bern

SC Bern

Exclusive recommendations just for you

For an immersive experience, it’s advisable to secure standing tickets in the renowned « Bernese Wall, » comprising 9,000 spirited fans. During the preliminary rounds, entrance is free for children under 16 (*subject to availability – check with the store or ticket booths). A tucked-away shop on the west side of the arena offers jerseys and club merchandise. Additionally, the arena features several restaurants, but booking in advance is recommended due to high demand. The ice rink is conveniently located near the Wankdorf train station, and there are numerous accommodation options in the vicinity.

Key Points:

  • Opt for standing tickets in the lively « Bernese Wall » for an enhanced atmosphere.
  • Children under 16 enjoy free entry during the preliminary rounds (*subject to availability).
  • Explore the hidden merchandise shop on the west side of the arena for jerseys and club souvenirs.
  • Book restaurant reservations well in advance due to high demand.
  • Conveniently located near Wankdorf train station, providing easy access.
  • Explore various accommodation options in the surrounding neighborhood : Ibis Bern Expo, Stay Kook, Novotel

Attending a Swiss ice hockey match sounds like a thrilling experience, and I’m sure it will be a fantastic time filled with excitement and passion for the sport. Enjoy the game in Bern!
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