Ondrej Nepela Arena

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Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu
Ondrej nepela arena 2019 1.jpg
Former namesOrange Arena (2011)
Samsung Aréna (2007–2010)
T-Com Aréna (2006–2007)
ST Aréna (2004–2006)
LocationOdbojárov 9
Bratislava, Slovakia
Coordinates48°09′36″N 17°08′10″E / 48.16000°N 17.13611°E / 48.16000; 17.13611Coordinates: 48°09′36″N 17°08′10″E / 48.16000°N 17.13611°E / 48.16000; 17.13611
OwnerCity of Bratislava
Capacity10,055 (Ice hockey)
10,200 (concert)
Construction
Broke groundOctober 28, 1939
OpenedDecember 14, 1940
Renovated1958, 1990–1992, 2009–2011
Construction cost$108 million
($127 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Tenants
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.

History[edit]

Ondrej Nepela (Slovnaft Arena) after reconstruction in 2011
The arena in 2007

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 €.[2]

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.

Stadium name[edit]

The Stadium is named in honour of Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater who competed for Czechoslovakia in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and he is the 1972 Winter Olympics figure skating winner.

Notable events[edit]

An overview of some sport events:

1958
1959
1966
1973
1981
1992
1995
1996
1999
2001
2008
2011
2016
2017
2019

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.[3]

Transport[edit]

Ondrej Nepela Arena is located in the third district of Bratislava, Slovakia. The Arena can be approached by Tram, Trolleybus and Bus.[4]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a.s., Petit Press. "Mikloš: Na štadión viac nedáme, len požičiame".
  3. ^ "Slovan Bratislava prehral s NY Rangers 1:4 - Webnoviny.sk". 2 October 2011.
  4. ^ imhd.sk. "Linky MHD a IDS (17. 10. 2016)". imhd.sk Bratislava.

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