The interest in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Stockholm is record high. On Thursday 26 January, five days before the competition, the final tickets were sold.
– It’s great that we’ve sold out again, says Ticketing Manager Mats Löthén.
On Tuesday 31 January, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will visit the Swedish capital again after the success of the 2016 edition. The interest for the competition has increased and on Thursday 26 January, the sales were closed because the tickets had been sold out.
– It’s great that we’ve sold out again, especially since we’ve increased the capacity of the grandstand at Hammarbybacken, says Ticketing Manager Löthen.
Demand for a place in the grandstand has been high and many people are trying to get hold of last minute tickets.
– The pressure has been high over the last few days and we know that people will come to the arena to try and buy tickets but they’re completely sold out, says Mats Löthén.
Despite high temperatures in Sweden right now, the slope is in good condition and passed the FIS Snow Control on Monday 23 January. The preparations are well under way and will continue over the weekend to get everything ready for the competition on Tuesday.
The event is hosted annually from 2016 to 2019 by the organizer of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2019, Åre 2019 AB.
– We know by now that many people take an interest in the event and since we’re hosting the competitions next year as well we hope we can make it even better in 2018.
The course is 180 metres long and consist out of 20 gates and two jumps. The athletes competes against each other in two parallel courses. Each heat is divided into two races where each athlete competes once in each course, once in the red course and once in the blue. In total 32 athletes will compete at the parallel slalom event in Hammarbybacken. The arena opens at 15.00 and the competition starts at 17.00.
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup City Event in Stockholm is staged by Åre 2019 AB, the organizers of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February 2019 in Åre. Taking place at Hammarbybacken in the middle of the Swedish capital, the Stockholm City Event will feature 16 of the world’s top slalom racers, both ladies and men, in exciting head-to-head duels before a packed grandstand. The prize money purse for the event amounts to 240 000 Swiss francs and the winners receive 100 FIS Overall World Cup points.