Ondrej Nepela Arena
|Former names||Orange Arena (2011)|
Samsung Aréna (2007–2010)
T-Com Aréna (2006–2007)
ST Aréna (2004–2006)
|Owner||City of Bratislava|
|Capacity||10,055 (Ice hockey)|
|Broke ground||October 28, 1939|
|Opened||December 14, 1940|
|Renovated||1958, 1990–1992, 2009–2011|
|Construction cost||$108 million|
($127 million in 2018 dollars)
|HC Slovan Bratislava (KHL)|
The Ondrej Nepela Arena (Slovak: Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu) (also known as Orange Arena during the 2011 IIHF Championship, or as Slovnaft Arena) is an arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is primarily used for ice hockey and it is the home arena of the KHL's HC Slovan Bratislava.
It opened in 1940 and held 8,350 people until its full reconstruction started in 2009. The reconstructed arena opened in spring 2011 with one of the most advance game presentation, LED scoreboards and security systems ever built. It has increased capacity to 10,055 spectators. In the past Samsung arena was called ST Arena and T-Com Arena. Reconstruction costs 87 million €.
In the arena are also next two ice areas in the training halls. In addition to the arena, a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel was built, which mainly serves for the accommodation of foreign athletes.
An overview of some sport events:
- 1995 IIHF World Championship Group B
- 2019 IIHF World Championship
- 2019 WUKF Karate World Championship
- 2019 Women's European Volleyball Championship
An NHL pre-season game was held at the Samsung Arena between HC Slovan Bratislava and the Tampa Bay Lightning on September 30, 2008. Tampa Bay won 3-2 in overtime. On October 2, 2011, the arena hosted another NHL pre-season game, this time between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers who beat the home team 4-1.
|Service||Stop||Line||Walking distance from Ondrej Nepela Arena|
|Tram||Odbojárov||2, 4||250 m|
|Trolleybus||Zimný Štadión||204, 205, 207||20 m|
|Bus||Zimný Štadión||39, 53, 61, 63, 66, 74, 78||20 m|
Drivers can park directly under the Ondrej Nepela Arena. There are place for 365 cars. An additional 1,300 parking spaces offer the Central Shopping Center, which is approximately 400 m away from the arena. Next 994 parking spaces are under National Football Stadium, which is 300 m away.
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