Record-breaking attendance at Ice Hockey World Championship

The Ice Hockey World Championship, currently underway in Prague and Ostrava, is on track to break its own spectator record set in 2015, when over 741,000 spectators attended the games. During the first nine days of this year's tournament, the organizers reported over half a million visitors. If this trend continues, the championship could attract over 800,000 spectators. The capacity of both arenas has increased since the last tournament. Prague’s O2 arena can now accommodate 17, 400 spectators, the Ostrava arena just over 9,000. The first six of the eight games played in Ostrava were completely sold out.