TAMPERE World Junior Champs 2018


Event Location : TAMPERE / Finland

Tour Code: TFWJC / 2018

10 - 15 July 2018




More than 2,000 athletes and team officials from more than 180 countries will gather for the 16th World Junior Championships in Athletics. The 16,500 seats Ratina Stadium has regularly hosted age group championships most recently the European Under 23 event in 2013 to which we organised a group of fans, coaches and family supporters. Spectators will be able to see the world’s very best junior athletes in action. Tampere is Finland’s second largest city and its picturesque location between lakes Nasijarvi and Pyhajarvi offers an enjoyable European break combined with top class Junior athletics.

As the venue for the 2013 Under 23 European Junior Championships we are familiar with both the city and the Finnish Federation organisers and we have already secured sufficient well priced and well located accommodation for our group of fans and the friends, family and coaches of selected athletes whether British or from other countries too.

Final brochure information is available below. This gives full details of flight possibilities, accommodation options, event tickets and airport transfers with applicable per person prices.


Join us and enjoy top class junior athletics competition as part of an interesting summer break.

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This hotel is on the fringe of the city centre and 400m from the station and main shopping area. Wooden floors, a mini fridge and TV are standard. There is a restaurant and bar. A breakfast buffet is served each morning. For relaxation, guests can try out the hotel’s 2 saunas. There is also a small swimming pool and a separate children’s pool. The hotel has offered us special rates that are subject to availability depending upon the time of booking. The stadium is a 1.4 km / 20 mins walk from the hotel.

4 nights – Single Room:  £499   /  Double Room:  £319

5 nights – Single Room:  £379   /  Double Room:  £379

6 nights – Single Room:  £699   /  Double Room:  £439

7 nights – Single Room:  £799   /  Double Room:  £499


Situated 15 mins walk from Tampere Central Station and the main street, Hämeenkatu this family run hotel offers free use of its pool and sauna facilities, a popular and generous breakfast buffet and free WiFi is available throughout the property. The Hotel Kauppi’s quiet rooms have a seating area and work desk as well as a microwave, refrigerator and tea/coffee maker. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. Surrounded by sports and recreational areas the Kauppakeskus Tullintori Shopping Centre is only 700m away. The stadium is 15 mins by a choice of buses from the hotel or a 2.5 km / 30 mins walk.

4 nights – Single Room:  £439   /  Double Room:  £299

5 nights – Single Room:  £519   /  Double Room:  £355

6 nights – Single Room:  £599   /  Double Room:  £409

7 nights – Single Room:  £679   /  Double Room:  £465

At this stage minimum duration is 4 nights, shorter durations are subject to availability


Hotel Accommodation / Bed & Breakfast / T&FT staff co-ordination of transfers and event services during championships representation / T&FT GB Supporters shirt


There are no direct flights from the UK to Tampere (TMP)  and the only regular reasonably priced connections depart London Heathrow with Finnair / BA via Helsinki (HEL) – with good connections the total flights journey time can be from 5 – 6 hours including transit in Helsinki.  Early bookers could benefit from these services with competitive airfares. For other UK departure airports – or for late bookers dependent upon team selection – flights to / from Helsinki with return rail travel to / from Tampere from Helsinki Central rail station will either be the only option or most reasonably priced. Allowing up to 3 hours to fly to Helsinki and up 1 ½ -2 hours for the transit to the rail station to catch a train plus the 1 ¾ hrs train journey the total journey time is likely to be 6 ½ – 7 hours.

                              AIRPORT                                                                FARE                          

London Heathrow  (direct)                                   £ 179

London Heathrow (to Helsinki)                          £ 149

London Gatwick (via Riga)                                   £ 209

Birmingham  (via Frankfurt or Amsterdam)    £ 229

Manchester (via Amsterdam)                              £ 229

Newcastle (indirect)                                              £ 239

Edinburgh                                                               £ 239

Glasgow                                                                   £ 239

Fares incl. hand luggage – from 8-10 kg per carrier. 23kg hold luggage is generally £50 – £ 60 per item

Airfares and seat availability are subject to change up until time of booking

Rail fares from Helsinki to / from Tampere cost from £ 20 – 25 pp each way


Category A – Main Stand Covered: £ 59 for 6 days / £ 15 per day

Category B – Back Straight: £ 45 for 6 days / £ 10 per day

Category C & D – Bends: £ 45 for 6 days / £ 10 per day

Ticket prices include handling fees



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