|Former names||Sazka Arena (2004-March 2008)|
|Location||Ocelářská 460/2 190 00 Prague 9 - Libeň, Czech Republic|
|Broke ground||September 2002|
|Opened||27 march 2004|
|Operator||BESTSPORT akciová společnost|
|Construction cost||8 billion Czech koruna|
347 Million Euros
|Architect||ATIP, a.s. - Vladimír Vokatý, Martin Vokatý, Jiří Vít|
|HC Slavia Praha (Czech Extraliga) (2004-Present)|
Euroleague 2005–06 (Basketball) (2006)
Recent events[edit | edit source]
In December 2008, the arena played host to the playoff matches of the 2008 Men's World Floorball Championships, including the 7:6 Finnish upset over Sweden.
History[edit | edit source]
The idea of building a new arena in Prague came on the heels of the "golden era" of Czech ice hockey: winning 3 gold medals in a row. The arena was proposed to be built in time to host the 2003 World Championship tournament in ice hockey, but due to unforeseen complications with the investors, the ice hockey governing body had to switch that tournament to Finland. The arena's main backer then became Sazka a.s., a Czech betting company.
In March 2008 the building was renamed O2 Arena.
Sources[edit | edit source]
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Zimní Stadion Eden
|HC Slavia Praha
2004 – present
|IIHF World Championships