Earlier this week construction began on the rink for the two games to be played Sept. 14 and 16 featuring Medveščak Zagreb facing off against Tilia Olympija (Slovenia) and UPC Vienna Capitals (Austria). Over 150 tons of equipment were delivered on 22 trucks from Italy over six days to Zagreb.
The entire event will cost around 500,000 Euros (approx. $627,000 USD) and will be paid for via ticket sales and sponsors and partners.
If they're looking for a way to spice up the pregame festivities, we hear there's a certain Spartan who hasn't worked a hockey game since spring of 2008 and has to have memorized his speech by now.
For more construction photos, check out Medvescak Zagreb's Facebook page where it is featuring daily albums of the progress in turning a Roman amphitheater into a hockey rink.
UPDATE: Here's a photo from Thursday morning inside. Click on the pic for a larger size:
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