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Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre

European Taido Championship and Internatinal Taido Games will take place 2-3 August 2019 in Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (TESC) Hall D. TESC is one of the largest exhibition and sports centres in Finland. Check out the virtual presentation!

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D-Hall 4,350 m²
Usable floor area 3,600 m²

Arriving to TESC

TESC is within a 15-minute drive from Tampere railway station, bus station and airport, and is easily accessible by both public transport and by car. Plenty of outdoor parking space is available.

A shuttle bus will be arranged  both days for those participants who require transportation to and from Varala Sports Institute/ Scandic Hotel Rosendahl.  Make sure to reserve a seat on the shuttle bus while doing the enrollment. The cost of the transport is 10 euros / day / person.

The distance between Varala – TESC is about 11km. Tampere Regional Transport bus routes 14 and 34 serve Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. Bus route 14 runs via Tampere Railway Station (the stop is outside Stockmann Department Store, stop 0505), the Central Square and Tampere Bus Station (stop 0522). The driving time from the Central Square is approximately 15 minutes.

Bus route 34 is similar, but it runs from the Central Square (stop 0041) to Suupantori Square in the centre of Pirkkala.

Varala Sports Institute

Seminars, shinsa and meetings will take place in Varala Sports Institute which is located right in the middle of Tampere. Varala is easily accessible with both public and private transport. The forests of Pyynikinharju and Lake Pyhäjärvi astound with their beauty.

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Arriving to Varala

Tampere is located in Southern Finland some 170 km north-west of Helsinki, capital of the country. Both domestic and international travel connections to Tampere are excellent. The city is within easy reach by air, by land and in summer, even by water!

Distance between Varala – City Centre is about 3km. The local bus number 25 runs from the centre of town right next to the institute, two to three times an hour. There is a short 100m walk to the bus stop from the railway station, which is located in front of the Stockmann retail building. Varala is the name of the stop closest to the institute.

Scandic Rosendahl

The banquet will take place immediately after the competition on Saturday evening. Event package for adults include participation. Others who want to join can choose this option from ”optional services” when enrolling. Banquette will take place in Scandic Rosendahl.

The distance between Scandic Rosendahl  – Varala Sports Institute is about 1,3km. The local bus number 25 runs from the centre of town right next to the hotel, two to three times an hour. There is a short 100m walk to the bus stop from the railway station, which is located in front of Stockmann retail building. Rosendahl is the name of the stop closest to the hotel.

  • Arriving Scandic Rosendahl by car? Helsinki-Tampere highway: As you arrive to Tampere you will reach Viinikka roundabout. From here you should follow signs KESKUSTA and HÄMEENPUISTO, which take you under the Ratina bridge and past the Ratina stadium. Further down the road, you turn left at the HOTELLI ROSENDAHL sign after which you drive up the hill and turn left at the stop sign.
  • Free private parking available at the hotel.
  • Address for GPS devices
    Scandic Rosendahl
    Pyynikintie 13, 33230 Tampere
Rosendahl (juhlatilaisuus) - Laura Vanzo
Photo: Laura Vanzo