FIB World Championship 2025 in Sweden!

by | Mar 26, 2024 | News

The Federation of International Bandy announces today that Sweden will host the Bandy World Championships in 2025 for both women and men. The Swedish Bandy Federation has written a letter of intent with the bandy club Villa Lidköping BK regarding co-hosting the event. The championships will be hosted from March 25 to March 30 in 2025.

Sweden will once again host a double championship where women and men compete on the same ice.

Gisela Stockhaus

-It’s incredibly exciting to announce this news. International bandy needs a strong driving force, and once again we show that Swedish bandy is that engine. We are really looking forward to hosting a World Championship where women and men compete in the same arena and on equal terms, says Gisela Stockhaus, Chairman of the Swedish Bandy Federation.

The most recent World Championships were held in 2023 in Åby outside Växjö, and Sweden is the reigning World Champion on both the Women’s and Men’s side.

-It is my honour to announce Lidköping as the host city for the 2025 FIB World Championships for both men and women. Just like Sweden on the global stage, Lidköping with Villa Lidköping Bandy Club is the powerhouse in Sweden, having won both men and women Swedish Finals last week.

Stein Pedersen

We are both happy and proud to return to Sweden that promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for players and fans alike, showcasing the best of bandy, added Stein Pedersen, President of the Federation of International Bandy.

Ready to take on the challenge!

The last time a World Championship was played in Lidköping was in 2022, when the U17 World Championship was held in Sparbanken Lidköping Arena, with Lidköpings AIK as co-organizer. This time, it is Villa Lidköping BK who intends to be a co-organizer and is already in the starting blocks with planning for the championship.

-Villa Lidköping BK is proud of the letter of intent that we share with the Swedish Bandy Federation regarding the organization of the Bandy World Championship. This intent is a clear expression of our shared desire to promote and develop bandy to new heights. Together, we strive to work hard to create an event that engages and inspires people from Sweden and the rest of the world. We look forward to welcoming participants and supporters to Lidköping and Sparbanken Lidköping Arena,’ says Per Alexanderson, Chairman of Villa Lidköping BK.

According to the decision of the Federation of International Bandy (FIB), Sweden will also host the B World Championships for men. Decisions regarding dates, host city, and organizing club will be made in the coming months.