Located right in the center of town by a scenic lake lies Tampere stadium (also known as Ratina stadium). The stadium was originally built in 1966 and has since seen many improvements. The stadium got a new mondo surface in 2017, and will get a new timing system in 2018.
The stadium can be used for a variety of events. It has been the stage for UEFA football qualifiers. In 2018, it will be the setting for IAAF World Athletics U21 Championships, as well as Blockfest, the largest hiphop festival in the Nordic countries.