Once more the cross pass to the world championship football: All the matches were sold out and the stadiums were full. Is this your goal too for the Hockey World Cup?
BUDE: Naturally we want a full Hockey Park. And the advance booking started already formidably. For a number of plays there are already no more tickets available. I am sure that we will also experience filled ranks in the first playing rounds.
How about the fans who can’t obtain tickets any more for the most popular matches (final, probably semi-final and the match Germany against the Netherlands in the first round) Will there be a public viewing in the city?
BUDE: It's our intention to show as much as possible from the world championship on a 17 m2 large video wall at the Kapuzinerplatz in the town center. If Germany should reach the final, the match will even be transferred live. From 14 to 17 September additionally there will be an attractive side program with music and entertainment.
Final question: How often will we see the lord-mayor in the Warsteiner Hockey Park during the championship?
BUDE: Unfortunately I can’t afford myself a two week vacation, in order to spend the whole World Championship in the Hockey Park. But all meetings of the German team and a number of further plays are already firmly registered in my schedule. Besides that, I look forward to a set of events around the world championship in which I will surely meet many players, volunteers and officials.