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OSTRAVAR ARÉNA, Ostrava

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OSTRAVAR Aréna is an indoor arena used mainly for ice hockey matches, in Vítkovice, Ostrava, Czech Republic. It opened in 1986 and underwent a €23.3 million renovation in 2003 - 2004. The capacity of the arena is 9,779, plus 16 skyboxes, making it the fourth-largest hockey venue in the Czech Republic. The rink can be converted into seating for concerts, increasing the capacity to 12,500.It is the home of ice hockey club HC Vítkovice. In November 2003, the arena was given the name ČEZ Aréna, from July 2015 its name was Ostrava Aréna. It was renamed to OSTRAVAR Aréna in 2016.In May 2011, Ostrava's Deputy Mayor for Investment, Jiří Srba, announced a plan to invest 10 million CZK in the stadium in the same year.EventsThe arena has hosted numerous international sporting events in its history.In ice hockey, it was the main venue for the 1994 World Junior Championships and the secondary venue for the 2004 World Championships. It is a candidate to co-host the 2015 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships with Prague's O2 Arena.Events in other sports include the 1986 FIVB Women's World Championship, the 2005 UEFA Futsal Championship, group stage matches of the 2008 Men's World Floorball Championships. In 2010, the arena hosted the Table Tennis European Championships and the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women. The Czech Republic Davis Cup team has also played at the arena.
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  • Well, the usual intimate new stadium in Ostrava. It's hard to be considered a special tourist attraction.
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  • Visited the Donington Championship World Ice Hockey Championship in 2015. Of course, the competitive to the O2 Arena in Prague to Ostrava but has far as for a very good and modernized Stadium. Visited in the year 2015
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  • a space where experiencing the amazing sports moments, Davis cup, Fed cup, Championships in figure skating, ice hockey World Championship. Comfortable seating, only the stairs could someone designing smarter.
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  • A very spacious and nice arena in general. But the toilets are a design-disaster: doors open into the wrong side and very narrow space (thus it is hard to pass by for two rather slim people!), has two entries - more people thus come in and then it's even worse! Also the arena could use some signs in the corridor to indicate where the hell you are - a "You are here" sign would suffice.
  • Very good athletic hall. It lacks a nice cafe or canteen to sit and have a snack during a sport event.
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