THE CLUB’S STRUCTURE
The Hockey Club Lugano is one of the most winning sports clubs of the Swiss ice hockey.
Starting from the 1985/86 season, when the playoff formula was introduced, we won seven Swiss Championships (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1999, 2003, 2006), played seven playoff finals (1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2016, 2018), took part two times at the Europe Cup Final, one time at the Top Four Final, one time at the Super Six in 2007, played three Spengler Cup Finals (1991, 2015, 2016) and won two bronze medal at the Continental Cup Superfinal.
Without any presumption Lugano may be defined as a modern business card for the city of Lugano and for the Cantone Ticino.
Beside the results of his professional team, which is obviously the driving force of the Club, the Hockey Club Lugano is a significant reality of the region south of the Mount Ceneri, deeply rooted in the lan, of Ticino and Switzerland. Suffice it to say that the campaign about the popular subscription of Hockey Club Lugano SA’s stocks involved at the beginning of the century over a thousand of fans, public entities and privates.
In this sense the social function played particularly by the Hockey Club Lugano’s Youth Sector, which has today more than 400 players in various categories and nine professional coaches, is established and appreciated.
The enthusiasm and passion that our colors can raise have been in front of everyone during the playoff games of the 2017/2018 season, when the arena was sold out five times in a row (7200 spectators).
During the 2017/2018 Regular Season the Hockey Club Lugano had an average attendance of 5’762 people, grown during the playoff up to 6’910 people.
The season ticket holders are now almost 5’000.
The ice hockey is, with soccer, the most loved sport in Switzerland. Daily the media publish opinions and interviews about the Swiss Championship. Every game is transmitted by the Swiss Italian Radio (RSI) and the highlights are broadcasted by RSI La2. Overall more than 100 hours per year on the three national public TV channels (SSR) are dedicated to the Hockey Club Lugano. Furthermore, the private TV channel My Sports broadcasts the full game in German, French and Italian of every Swiss Championship game (Pay TV).
Hockey Club Lugano Association
The Hockey Club Lugano is a sportive association under Art. 60 ss. of the Swiss Civil Code. It embeds identity and tradition of the club. It’s the owner of the Hockey Club Lugano trademark and it’s the reference shareholder of the Hockey Club Lugano SA, the public limited society that manages the activities of the professional team.
For its part the Hockey Club Lugano manages the Youth Sector and the amateur part of the club. It has mostly a project role, like the long-term planning.
Hockey Club Lugano SA
The Hockey Club Lugano SA is a public limited society under Art. 620 ss. of the Obligation’s Code. Set up initially with a share capital of Fr- 600’000.- paid by thirty founders, now, after the opening to the public of the stocks, a share capital of Fr. 6’164’800.-.
Looking at the sports sector, the staff, medical and team, the administration and marketing area, the Youth Sector and the F&B inside the Cornèr Arena, the organization of the Hockey Club Lugano employ almost ninety people.
Alongside many volunteers and semi-volunteers supports the Club in the game and events’ organization. We cite as example the fields of the security and logistic, the entertainment at the rink, the non-professional coaches of the Youth Sector, the Casetta Gialla and the magazine Lugano Hockey.