Main Event Sites
The Helsinki Sportshouse (Urheilutalo) and the Brahe Sportsfield are located next to each other at the address Helsinginkatu 25
the indoor court surfaces
Finding your way to certain sites
Getting around in Helsinki is quite simple. There aren’t too many tram and bus lines and they all cross each other at some points of the city, so it’s easy to surf around the city on your spare time. If you want to find your way from point A to point B, just use the "Journey planner". Just fill in the addresses of of your point A and B and you’ll get the timetables and exact guide how to make your journey by the public transport along with a printable map. Also make sure you check out the webpage of the public transport of Helsinki. Down below we’ve listed some guidance how to find to different action-related sites during the week.
Jagellonica is the place during the Worlds for drinking and eating. Registeration (note: late registration for freestylers on Monday at event site) and partying takes place here, with special prices for all worlds competitors. It’s located on the number one bar & restaurant street in Helsinki in the address Uudenmaankatu 16-20. Take tram number 10 and get off at the stop Kolmikulma (address Erottajankatu 11) and head for Uudenmaankatu. Just two blocks by walking. Or you can naturally take tram line 3T (3B comes back to the event site from Jagellonica) from the event site and get off at the stop Fredrikinkatu (address Bulevardi 9). Again just walk from the stop two blocks and good company with refreshments awaits!
This is the the place where the biggest terrace in the whole country of Finland is located at. Next to the main railway station, the huge terrace consists of three bars, of which Baarikarpanen is one of them. If you find your way to the railway station, you’ll find your way to Baarikarpanen at Mikonkatu 15. Trams 3B, 3T and 6 go past the railway station, the metro and many buses stop here, so you can’t miss it. Located on the east side of the station, close to the national theatre, Thursday evening will be spent here with special entry for all competitors 18 years and up, with special prices on drinks!
It’s relatively easy to find your way to the main park, Kaivopuisto, in Helsinki. It’s located on the southern end of the city, so you can’t go wrong (badly..). One can either walk there or take the tram 3B from Mannerheimintie (main street) just next to the railway station (line 3T goes back to city center). The tram takes 5 to 10 minutes and you’re supposed to get off at the stop ‘Kaivopuisto’. The stop is located on Tehtaankatu (street). The exact address of Kaivopuisto is Iso Puistotie (street) and along that road you’ll probably bump into footbagging people around there.
This is the venue for the Wednesday 27th’s offical party! Just next to the Olympic Stadium and the Finnish National Opera house (the reason for the name of the club..) along the main street. Mannerheimintie 17 is the address and tram lines 3B, 3T, 4, 4T, 7A, 7B, 8 and 10 stop at the National Opera’s stop, where the club is located next to. Again, very close to the footbag event sites with tram line 8 (plus all other lines) and a 10 minute walk away from the center of the city by foot along the main street.
Linnanmäki amusement park
On the evening of Friday the 29th there will be a footbag show (four of them, to be precise, including big3 finals and shred30 semifinals) at the one and only amusement park in Finland, Linnanm‰ki. Only one tram stop (with line 8) from the event site, which means you can walk there without breaking into a sweat. From the city center just next to the main railway station tram lines 3B and 3T along with bus line 23 stop next to the amusement park. The main entrance to the park is located on Helsinginkatu (street). There is no entrance fee to Linnanmäki and it’s open on all weekdays from 12.00 until 22.00. More info in English here.
The swimming stadium is located quite close to the event sites, to the amusement park Linnanmäki and next to the the Olympic Stadium, so after a long day of footbagging it’s most comfortable to go for a nice swim there (alongside with some cannonball-jump training from a 10 meter jumping tower). Lots of young people go here on sunny days and so shoud YOU. Located next to the Olympic Stadium at the address Hammarskjˆldintie 5, walking distance from the event sites. Costs 3e for adults, 1,5e for students before 16.00 and kids between the ages of 7 to 17. Open on Mon-Sat from 6.30 until 20.00 and on Sun 9.00 until 20.00. 0,5e for a storage locker for clothes (will be refunded).
The Amphitheatre is located at the Töölönlahti gulf behind the Finnish National Opera house. On the afternoon of Wednesday the 27th, the casual shred and the unofficial big3 competition qualifications will take place here at the amphitheatre. Just use tram lines 3B, 3T, 4, 4T, 7A, 7B, 8 and 10 to go to the Opera’s stop and find your way there around the building by foot. There’s loads of space also in front of the opera house to shred and some nice grass area next to the amphitheatre to put up net courts for spiking sessions.