A - Conduct of Games


The EBEL will issue accreditations for club representatives, federation representatives, officials, league representatives, league employees and media. A league accreditation represents an access authorization which entitles the holder (upon presentation of the accreditation card) to enter the game venue and to access the zones designated on the accreditation card. Each club is obligated to ensure that its usher service is familiar with how to handle league accreditations. In cases of abuse (e.g., permitting unauthorized persons to use accreditations), accreditation cards will be withheld or recalled.

  1. Referee observer or league observer assigned to a game will receive one seating-ticket free of charge from the home club. Wherever possible, such tickets are to be requested at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game. The observer's seat must be located in the middle third of the stands so that optimum viewing conditions are ensured. Moreover, the home club must ensure that referee observers and league supervisors can move freely about the arena and ancillary rooms.

  2. Other EBEL-clubs receive a ticket for one seat free of charge for observing purposes if those clubs request the ticket one week in advance.

  3. Upon request (at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game), the home club is to provide the representatives of the visiting club with five seating-tickets with VIP access and parking (if available) free of charge. The tickets to be provided must be of the best category. Any additional league accreditations which entitle the holder to access the game venue will not include VIP authorization or the right to a seat in the venue.

  4. Upon request (at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game), the EBEL must be provided with four seating-tickets (Final series max. eight) of the best category with VIP access and parking (if available) free of charge.

  5. Upon request (at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game), the members of the Management Board of the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation (ÖEHV) the Secretary General and Sport Managers are each to be provided with two seating-tickets of the best category for each game, with VIP access and parking (if available), free of charge.

  6. Upon request (at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game), members of the EBEL Disciplinary Senate are each to be provided with two seating-tickets of the best category for each game, with VIP access and parking (if available), free of charge.

  7. Seating-tickets for all League-Partners (TV / Sponsors) according to the respective contract!

  8. Upon request, the on-ice game officials, assigned to a game are to be provided with one seating-ticket to that game free of charge for an accompanying person. Wherever possible, such tickets are to be requested at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game.

  9. Upon presentation of a referee's identification card, within 48 hr. prior to a game, all referees, provincial representatives and referee observers deployed in the EBEL, AHL and EBYSL/EBJL, will have the right to free admission (without a seat) to games during the EBEL regular season (phase 1 and 2) only. Special event games - Winter Classic, Open Air and EBEL playoff games are excluded from free admission. In the event the game is sold out, the respective team has the right to refuse entry.