Eden Aréna (Stadion Eden)
|Clubs||SK Slavia Praha|
|Other names||Synot Tip Arena (2009-2015)|
|Inauguration||07.04.2008 (Slavia Praha - Oxford University AFC, 5-0)|
|Cost||10.2006 - 06.2008|
|Design||Martin Kotík (Omicron-K) / ARCADIS Project Management|
Description: Eden Aréna
First preparations for this investment were made already in 1970's, but the process was going very slowly. Works haven't started until 1989 when the eastern stand of Stadion Eden in Vrsovice district was dismantled and Slavia moved to nearby Ďolíček. However, as regime changed soon after that, plans were canceled and the club had to inhabit Stadion Evžena Rošického in the distanced Strahov district. An attempt to facelift Eden and move back failed with the club being forced to return to Strahov in 2000. New design for Slavia's stadium was shown in 2003 and was due to be built in 2005. However work hasn't even started.
It wasn't until cost was lowered from CZK1,6bln to 1bln that machinery arrived on site in October 2006. This was a joint venture by Slavia, Arcadis Project Manager and Hochtief, the main contractor. Along with Czech architects from Omicron-K design the venue has 21,000 seats under cover, of which 900 are located in skyboxes. Official opening took place in May 2008 when works were still ongoing.
Since then Slavia is host at the venue, joined temporarily by bohemians 1905 whose Ďolíček didn't meet requirements. National team also plays here some fixtures and each year in summer concerts of famous performers take place, with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Metallica or Depeche Mode on stage.
Prague: The city doesn't want Slavia's old stadium
The Czech Football Association (FAČR) offered the sale of Slavia Praha's old stadium to the city of Prague. However, authorities weren't interested in acquiring the dated Rošičák back. It seems to be doomed now.
Prague: Chinese owners take over at Eden Arena
The mission of building Czechia’s new strongest club is in full swing as Chinese investors now have full control of both Slavia and their stadium. Now it’s time for construction works.
UEFA: Who gets the 2019 club finals?
15 national associations expressed interest in hosting of the 2019 finals. Champions League, Europa League, Women’s Champions League and Super Cup will be decided among 19 stadia!
Prague: Chinese investors to take over Eden?
Instead of 70%, Chinese company CEFC may now take 100% of Eden Arena and make it the national stadium of Czechia.
Prague: Eden to become new national stadium?
Instead of building from scratch, the Synot Tip Arena might be increased by almost 15,000 seats and become Czech Republic’s new national stadium. Could this plan work?
Czech Republic: Olomouc ready for Euro 2015
After 8 months of upgrades the Andrův Stadion in Olomouc is now reopened. Works were carried out before the upcoming UEFA Euro 2015 (U21).
Prague: Slavia to lose their stadium?
New owners of Synot Tip Arena filed a lawsuit to cancel current lease with Slavia. The club in turn assures they have a solid contract, according to aktualne.cz.
Euro 2020: Prague withdrawing the bid
After another failed attempt to secure financial guarantees, the Czech Football Association withdrew the bid to host Euro 2020 in Prague. Both the government and Prague municipality refused to provide guarantees.
Czech Republic: New national stadium a realistic option?
National football association pushes forward to have a new 30,000-capacity arena in time for Euro 2020. But financing is nowhere to be found and future use of the stadium is very doubtful. Aktuálně.cz report.
Euro 2020: All you need to know about interested countries
Or, in other words, all we were able to find digging a lot deeper than just the brief info released by UEFA. It took us a while, but this is – according to our knowledge – the most comprehensive analysis of Euro 2020 potential bids.
Prague: Slavia stadium to undergo expansion?
New owners of the stadium commissioned an analysis of potential expansion to Stadion Eden in Prague, Tyden.cz reports. Though this comes with no connection to Euro 2020, it may be a response to FACR's ambitions of host the tournaments.