The 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be co-hosted by Tampere, Finland and Riga, Latvia.
The 2022 IIHF Annual Congress approved a joint bid of Finland and Latvia to host the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship replacing St. Petersburg after the hosting rights had been withdrawn from Russia.
The newly opened Nokia Arena in Tampere will serve as the main venue same as during the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and will host one preliminary-round group, two quarter-finals, all semi-final and medal games.
Riga and Tampere are 501 kilometres apart and connected with a 70-minute direct scheduled flight between the two cities. Teams who have to move to the cross-over quarter-finals or to the semi-finals will be transported with charter flights.