It is now clear that small Åby/Tjureda north of Växjö will host both the women's and men's championships, which will be played simultaneously in Eriksson Arena from March 28 to April 2, 2023.

Åby/Tjureda does not even play in the elite series, but stays in the Allsvenskan and organized the Women's World Cup in 2022.

- It is a historic event that the men's and women's WC are arranged at the same time.

It has never happened before.

Therefore, it feels extra big, fun and important.

Especially considering the world situation and the fact that we need to continue to raise international bandy.

And that's where Sweden is taking the "lead" now, says Pär Gustafsson, secretary general of the Swedish Bandy Federation.

The men's World Cup has not been staged since 2019 due to the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February this year.

Russia and Belarus are excluded from next year's tournament.