An invitation for an ice-hockey match in Prague

Ice hockey in Prague T-Mobile Arena in Holesovice The Czech ice hockey O2 Extraliga resumed on Friday September 8 after the summer break with several changes, and I would like to invite you to come and see a match. The most relevant change is that the next spring, no team descends to a lower league. Last year’s winner HC Sparta Praha will try to defend the title.

Many foreign players in Czech teams show evidence of keeping the quality of the games high, much like achievements of Czech Republic in international tournaments. Of course, the national team is formed mainly with players playing in NHL, Russia, or Swedish Elitserien, however, all these players went through Czech hockey school. One more important change is introducing penalty shootouts when a game is tied after overtime period.

Sparta Praha - Czech ice hockey team from Prague I went to the match in Sparta’s Prague T-mobile Arena, against HC Znojemsti Orli, where Sparta won 2:1. The home team was more compact and deserved to win, but it was not a clear-cut winning and their rival was a good-class. The plus of Sparta is a stable fan club, which always comes to support them, thus creating a good atmosphere. There is also a fair visit rate of several thousand people. Entrance tickets vary from 40 to 130 CZK per match. They can be bought at Ticketpro network, or at a stadium’s entrance gate no. 30. To get there, take metro C (red) to Nadrazi Holesovice and then one stop by any tram, direction Vystaviste.

Other Prague team in Extraliga is HC Slavia Praha, which lost the final to Sparta last year. Slavia plays home games in modern Sazka Arena with capacity up to 18000 seats. Prices for the tickets vary from 139 to 405 CZK per game, and the stadium is situated at metro stop Ceskomoravska. These tickets can be bought in Sazka ticket terminals almost everywhere, or at a stadium on the day of the match.

If you go, don’t forget to start the audience Mexican wave or at least be a part of it :-).

Oct 19, 00:47 (Filed under: Sport in Prague )

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