Organisers of this year's International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in Denmark have predicted a ticket boom in February.
More than 200,000 tickets have already been sold for the flagship tournament which will be shared between Copenhagen's Royal Arena and Herning's Jyske Bank Boxen in May.
Tickets for single matches went on sale on February 2 and demand is said to be high.
"There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic when we look at the current ticket sale numbers," said Maja Grimnitz, the head of sales and marketing for the tournament.
"We are significantly ahead of the budgeted figures and are well ahead in terms of the number of tickets sold compared with previous organiser countries at this point.
"We are expecting something of a ticket boom in February.
"Fans from abroad generally tend to buy tickets later, as many wait to buy tickets for their respective nation's games rather than game-day tickets, which is what we have been selling so far.
"The capacity of the two arenas is not as big as, for instance the Lanxess Arena in Cologne or Globen in Stockholm, so we are expecting that tickets for the games in May will be snapped up quickly."
Competition will take place between May 4 and 20 with the 16-team line-up already decided.
Group A in Copenhagen will feature Russia, defending champions Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belarus, Slovakia, France and Austria.
Hosts Denmark will play in Group B in Herning with Canada, Finland, United States, Germany, Norway, Latvia and South Korea.
The top four sides in each group will reach the quarter-finals.
Copenhagen will host every game from the semi-finals onwards.