Ukonniemi Stadium
2017 East-West arena
Ukonniemi Arena
A perfect setting for Finnish baseball
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Finnish baseball

The Ukonniemi area offers the best setting in Finland for year-round baseball training. The Ukonniemi Stadium (completed in 2015), Ukonniemi Arena and other training facilities in the Ukonniemi area are located within a walking distance from each other, allowing you to concentrate on training and playing. 

Training facilities

Ukonniemi Stadium

The stadium has a gravel and artificial turf field. It was completed in 2015 and offers an elite league level setting for training

Ukonniemi Arena – Finnish baseball

The largest indoor sports facility in Southern Karelia with a 23 metre floor-to-ceiling height provides a perfect setting for practising Finnish baseball also during the winter season: A large artificial turf field with a high quality surfacing (104 x 67m, Polytan Liga Turf RS+ with a 25 mm cushioning underneath and gravel and green BIONPRO natural rubber granules on top)



Supplemental training facilities for baseball players in Ukonniemi

-Gym of the Imatra Spa Arena.

-Athletics stadium and artificial turf field.

-Indoor tennis courts of Imatra Tennis Hall.

-Extensive and hilly hiking trail network for running training (including a paved roller skiing track with a competition profile and long outdoor stairs at the Imatra Spa Resort)


Accommodation and catering

The Ukonniemi area has a wide range of accommodation to suit every need. The total of around 4,000 beds ensures that there is plenty of choice throughout the year, with some options being right next to training facilities.

Отель Rento

Отель «Ренто» (Rento), самое большое здание из бруса в Северной Европе, предлагает удобное размещение в 29 номерах. Отель расположен в самом сердце района Уконниеми, в непосредственной близости от ледового дворца, и специализируется на приеме спортивных групп. Так, например, меню питания и график работы могут быть изменены в соответствии с пожеланиями группы.

Saimaa Life & Saimaa Light holiday apartments

Saimaa Life has six two-storey cabins that are made from ecological materials and have a total of 25 apartments of varying sizes. The apartments have a kitchen, a terrace or a spacious balcony, and an electric sauna. Saimaa Light Apartments are an excellent choice for sport groups.  Saimaa Life & Saimaa Light holiday apartments are located in the heart of Ukonniemi right next to the Imatra Spa Arena.


Imatra Spa Resort

Imatra Spa offers comfortable accommodation in a spa environment by the beautiful Lake Saimaa only 1.5 km from the sports facilities. The selection of the spa hotel ranges from economic Sport rooms to high quality holiday apartments. In addition to the pools, the spa has a gym, an indoor ball game facility, indoor sports facilities, and physiotherapist and massage services.


Holiday Club Saimaa

Holiday Club Saimaa boasts a magnificent location by Lake Saimaa only a 5 minute drive from the sports facilities in Ukonniemi. Whether you stay in the spa hotel or holiday apartments, you will be ideally located to enjoy the wide range of leisure time services found in the area. Holiday Club Saimaa has a gym, padel- and tennis courses and other sports facilities.

Hotel Rauhan Marina Village

Spacy holiday apartments with 2 bedrooms, living room and own well equipped kitchen. Sauna with large hall and kitchen on the ground floor.  Located nearby the Holiday Club Saimaa.  Good choice for sport camp groups.  

Ice rink restaurant – Café 57

Café 57 is located at the ice rink and serves customer during its opening hours. The restaurant provides team meals for camps, tournaments, and games subject to order. Also snacks, dressing room catering, and the like are available subject to order.

Additional services

We can also organise all support services for training camps, competitions, and events.

Ukonniemi testing center

The Ukonniemi testing center offers services to private individuals and groups. The testing services are intended for people exercising for fitness as well as top athletes of different sports.

The testing center services include versatile possibilities for determining health, body composition, muscle balance, respiratory and circulatory system health and the performance of the neuromuscular system. Nearly all available testing services can also be performed outside the center in a sport-specific environment.


Wattbike fitness bikes can be rented for training camps to be used in supplemental training and tests. Wattbikes are used by NHL and KHL in their official tests.

Bus transportation

Where required, we will organise transportation to and from Imatra as well as any on-site transportation needed.

Leisure time activities

The Ukonniemi area offers a wide range of leisure time activities. For example a cruise on a sauna raft, a visit to a rope adventure park, or tailored team building programme are excellent ways to enhance the team spirit. The area also includes a Frisbee golf and golf courses, tennis courts, and two bowling alleys for leisure time activities.


Contact us

Find out more!

Do you have questions or would you like to request a quote on a package tailored to your group?

Contact us - / +358 20 617 7008

Imatra has the best conditions in Finland for practicing baseball all year round.

Mikko Kuosmanen, Sotkamon Jymy


Pesäpallon Itä-Länsi 2017

Suomen suosituin tähdistöottelutapahtuma, pesäpallon Itä-Länsi-ottelu järjestettiin Imatran Ukonniemessä Suomen itsenäisyyden juhlavuonna 2017. Tapahtuma oli osa Suomen itsenäisyyden 100-vuotisjuhlavuoden virallista ohjelmaa.