Tipsport Arena (1962)

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Tipsport Arena
Tipsport Arena.svg
Praha T-Mobile Arena (6).JPG
Former names Sportovní hala (1962–1999)
Paegas Arena (1999–2002)
T-Mobile Arena (2002–2008)
Tesla Arena (2008–2011)
Location Za elektrárnou 419/1 170 00 Prague 7-Bubeneč, Czech Republic
Capacity Ice hockey:13,150[1]
Field size 29 x 60 m
Construction
Broke ground 1952
Built 1962
Opened 7 March 1962
Tenants
HC Sparta Praha (1962–present)
HC Lev Praha (KHL) (2012–present)

Tipsport Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Prague, Czech Republic, sponsored by gambling firm Tipsport. The arena opened in 1962 as Sportovní hala and has a seating capacity of 13,150 people for ice hockey games.[1] For the hockey games it is used by HC Sparta Praha and HC Lev Praha teams. It also hosts various concerts and presentation.

Every year, it is the venue of a very prestigious synchronized skating competition.

The Ice Hockey World Championships have been held here, in whole or in part, in 1972, 1978, 1985, and 1992. The arena hosted the 1980 Davis Cup final, where Czechoslovakia defeated Italy.

Development of the name[edit]

  • 1962-99: Sportovní hala
  • 1999-2002: Paegas Arena
  • 2002-08: T-Mobile Arena
  • 2008-11: Tesla Arena
  • 2011–present: Tipsport arena

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°06′25″N 14°26′01″E / 50.10705°N 14.433653°E / 50.10705; 14.433653

Preceded by
Westfalenhalle
Dortmund
European Indoor Games
Venue

1967
Succeeded by
Palacio de Deportes
Madrid
Preceded by
Civic Auditorium
San Francisco
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1980
Succeeded by
Riverfront Coliseum
Cincinnati
Preceded by
Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oakland
World Figure Skating Championships
Venue

1993
Succeeded by
Nippon Convention Center
Chiba