Tipsport Arena (Prague)

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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) (2012–2014)

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] It is the home arena of Czech extraliga team HC Sparta Praha, and formerly HC Lev Praha (KHL).

During its existence - arena hosted many important event. It was 4 times the venue of Ice Hockey World Championships. Every year, it is the venue of a very prestigious synchronized skating competition. The arena hosted the 1980 Davis Cup final, where Czechoslovakia defeated Italy. There were hundreds of concerts in the arena during its operation. It was the largest and most important arena in Czech republic for almost 40 years till 2004 when the new O2 Arena opened.

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