For the first time ever, the city of Luleå in Sweden, will be organising international floorball matches. The 2021 and 2022 Sweden versus Finland matches will be played in the Luleå Energy Arena.

– We will make sure that these are really cool events and a real people’s party for the people’s sport floorball, says Norrbotten IBF’s Gustaf Vallgren, Project Manager for the event.

In less than a year, the audience in Luleå will experience top national teams in floorball.

  • February 6-7, 2021, Sweden v Finland Men’s and Men’s U19 internationals will be played
  • February 5-6, 2022 Sweden v Finland Women’s and Women’s U19 internationals will be played

–  This means a lot for floorball in Norrbotten. There is a great deal of interest in the sport here and when we can get here the best players in the world will obviously increase the interest further. A strong and solid collaboration between Norrbotten’s IBF, RF-SISU Norrbotten and Luleå Business Region AB/Luleå Municipality is behind this possibility to arrange these events. Now, the work begins before the events and we will make sure to deliver so that these events will be really entertaining, says Conny Björnfot, Chairman of the Norrbotten Floorball Federation.

– We are extremely happy to welcome these matches to Luleå. In particular, I would like to highlight the cooperation behind the application. Many dedicated and creative people have gathered together to reach a common goal. The fact that we can now look forward to show floorball at the highest level in the Luleå Energi Arena is a nice acknowledgement of cooperation at its best, says Birgit Öhlund, Event Strategist at Luleå Business Region.

The last time Norrbotten experienced national team floorball was in April 2009, when the four-nation Euro Floorball Tour tournament was played in Piteå.

– It is important that all of Sweden see our national teams. Norrbotten’s IBF’s application to arrange the events was solid, so it feels good that they are now able to showcase the best of floorball. The Sweden versus Finland battles are always incredibly prestigious matches, says Magnus Nilsson, Event Manager at Swedish Floorball Federation.

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