Tissot Arena

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Tissot Arena
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Tissot Arena
LocationLängfeldweg 95, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Coordinates 47°09′20.9″N7°16′53.2″E / 47.155806°N 7.281444°E / 47.155806; 7.281444 Coordinates: 47°09′20.9″N7°16′53.2″E / 47.155806°N 7.281444°E / 47.155806; 7.281444
OwnerCity of Biel/Bienne
Capacity 5,200 [1] (football)
6,521 (ice hockey)
SurfaceGrass, Ice
Opened8 August 2015
General contractorHRS Real Estate AG
FC Biel-Bienne (amateur football leagues)
EHC Biel (NL) (2015-present)

Tissot Arena is a combined multi-purpose stadium and arena in Biel/Bienne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland. It consists of a football stadium, an ice hockey arena, an outdoor ice skating rink and a curling hall. It is currently used by Swiss Challenge League football club FC Biel-Bienne and National League A ice hockey club EHC Biel.



The stadium and arena of the Tissot Arena serve as replacements of the Gurzelen football stadium and the Biel ice hockey arena. The football stadium part of the Tissot Arena is in the south-west side of the building complex and the ice rinks in the north-east. The watch manufacturer Tissot, a member of The Swatch Group that has a head office in Biel/Bienne, obtained naming rights of the arena for at least ten years. [2]

The football stadium has a capacity of 5,200 and it is extendable to 10,000 if needed. The ice hockey arena accommodates 6,521 spectators. Part of the electricity for the arena complex is produced by the 8,100 solar panels installed on the roofs of the Arena. [3]

International matches


Men's national teams

10 October 2017 South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg1–3Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Friendly

Women's national teams

22 September 2015 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg4–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Friendly
27 October 2015 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg4–0Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
9 April 2016 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
20 September 2016 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg4–0Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
10 June 2017 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg0–4Flag of England.svg  England Friendly
19 September 2017 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
28 November 2017 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg5–1Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
9 October 2018 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg1–1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5 April 2019 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg0–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Friendly

Ice hockey

15 April 2016 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg1–2 OT Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Euro Hockey Challenge
16 December 2016 Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg1–7Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
16 December 2016 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg1–0Flag of France.svg  France Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
17 December 2016 Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg6–1Flag of France.svg  France Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
17 December 2016 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg6–1Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Swiss Ice Hockey Challenge
2 April 2017 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–0Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Euro Hockey Challenge
8 November 2017 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Karjala Cup
30 April 2021 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg3–1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Exhibition
1 May 2021 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg1–0Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Exhibition

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