Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WFC 2014 Gothenburg Sweden - and some simple, but mad math


OK, it is about 15 months to go but - still let us just lay out some basic surrounding facts.

The World Floorball Championships in Gothenburg 2014 will become a rather remarkable event due to many reasons we think.
It will be the 10th big WFC celebration - and it will finally be back "home" in Sweden - in a town where much of Floorball's explosive development did start.

It will be played in the home arena of the Frölunda Indians, the Swedish SHL Hockey team. And its logo looks like this;

Then, as we just briefly do some basic math we come up with the following numbers; Gothia Cup in Floorball, at Scandinavium, has recently had 10 111 spectators watching a league game of floorball.
The Swedish final in 2005 was played in front of 14 656 in the audience.
In the Czech Republic - this spring - we saw a new Czech record of 10 451 spectators for their superfinale.

The Swedish final has a contract with Malmö Arena, their maximum capacity is at 15.500. But after the spring in 2014 the contract with the Swedish Floorball Federation is fulfilled. And, hold now on to your big helmet. This article - from the main Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet claims that the Swedish Floorball Federation has mad plans for the future as they eye the Tele 2 Arena with a capacity for 30.000 spectators or..... Friends Arena with a capacity for 50-65.000 in the audience for the 2015 Swedish National Floorball final. The idea is to set a new remarkable attendance world record for Floorball. Use Google translate please.

OK,
In light of this all - it seems almost creepy scary with a WFC in 2014 at Scandinavium with a max capacity of 12.044 spectators.

Let us just say that we are kinda happy here that we are not responsible for the selection of Scandinavium for the WFC in 2014. And to all you people that already works with this - we must say good luck.





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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
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