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Tipsport Arena (Prague)

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Tipsport Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Prague, Czech Republic, whose naming rights are currently leased to Czech betting company Tipsport. The arena, located on the fairgrounds in the neighbourhood of Holešovice, opened in 1962 as Sportovní hala and has a capacity of 13,150 for ice hockey games.[1] It was the home arena of Czech extraliga team HC Sparta Praha and KHL's HC Lev Praha.

Tipsport arena
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Former namesSportovní hala (1962–1999)
Paegas Arena (1999–2002)
T-Mobile Arena (2002–2008)
Tesla Arena (2008–2011)
Tipsport Arena (2011–present)
LocationZa elektrárnou 419/1 170 00 Prague 7-Bubeneč, Czech Republic
CapacityIce hockey: 13,150[1]
Field size29 x 60 m
Construction
Broke ground1952
Built1962
Opened7 March 1962
Tenants
HC Sparta Praha (1962–2015)
HC Lev Praha (KHL) (2012–2014)

During its existence, the arena has hosted many important sporting events. It hosted the Ice Hockey World Championships four times and for years hosted a prestigious annual figure skating competition. The arena hosted the 1980 Davis Cup final, where Czechoslovakia defeated Italy.

Hundreds of concerts have also been staged at the arena during its history. It was the largest and most important arena in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic for over 40 years until the new O2 Arena opened in 2004.

Development of the nameEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b [1]

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