Vantaa is located in Southern Finland in the metropolitan area right next to the capital, Helsinki. It’s young as a city but the history of the area dates back many centuries. Everyone landing at Helsinki Airport will land in Vantaa.
Vantaa is the fourth most populated city in Finland with a population of 238,033. Its administrative center is the Tikkurila district. Vantaa is divided into seven major regions and Myyrmäki (place of tournament) is one of those. The city is mostly suburban and urban area with some rural landscape – you can enjoy easily both sides of the city!
Vantaa infrastructurally serves as the transportational hub of the Helsinki metropolitan area. It has several key freeways and highways and its public transport consists of a bus network and commuter rail, provided by HSL and VR – Vantaa has a total of 14 stations. Key railway stations also act as central bus stations.
Vantaa has a great transportation network so it takes only 30 minutes to get to Helsinki City centre.
Vantaa’s significant attractions are:
Energia Areena (Energy Arena) is a multifunctional indoor arena in the Myyrmäki Sports Park, located in the Myyrmäki district of Vantaa. It was opened in 2006 and its capasity is 3500 persons. The venue is able to be modified to accommodate corporate, cultural, and concert events, among others, but is best known for its athletic uses. Energia Areena is equipped to host floorball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, handball and futsal practices and games, in addition to gymnastics competitions.
Energia Areena is a home to the Finnish men’s and women’s national basketball teams and men’s floorball team.