Originally known as Letná Stadium or Letenský Stadion, the home venue of famous First League team AC Sparta Prague, it is technically called Generali Arena after a sponsorship agreement was reached in 2009.
With a capacity of 19,416, Sparta Prague’s home is the second largest in the Czech First League.
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Sparta Prague Stadium Guide
|Address:||Milady Horákové 1066/98, Prague 7, Czech Republic, 170 82|
|Pitch Size:||105 m x 68 m|
|Record Attendance:||20,239 Czech Republic vs Luxembourg (15th November 1995)|
|Stadium Owner:||AC Sparta Prague|
|Operator:||AC Sparta Prague|
|Former Names:||Generali Arena (2009–2020), AXA Arena (2007–2009), Toyota Arena (2003–2007), Letná Stadium (1917–2003)|
|Renovated:||1937, 1969, 1994|
Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena History
Stadion Letná first opened in 1921 but had to be completely rebuilt less than 15 years later when the main stand burned down in 1934, which prompted the construction of a brand new concrete grandstand shortly after.
By 1969 all of the remaining wooden stands had been replaced and the ground’s largest capacity was reached. The highest attendance to date occurred when 34,000 fans saw Czechoslovakia defeat Switzerland in a qualifying match for the 1990 World Cup.
After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the stadium continues to host important International matches, with Stadion Letná regarded as the country’s national stadium.
It regularly hosts around 40% of home matches compared to the second most used stadium, FK Teplice’s Na Stínadlech which statistically has hosted almost half as much as Sparta Prague’s ground.
The most significant renovation to date came in 1994 when Letná was closed for 9 months to undergo a conversion to all-seating with the stands also repositioned after the athletics track was removed.s.
2001 saw the home side temporarily relocate to Stadion Evžena Rošického which belonged to rivals Slavia Prague as new under-soil heating was installed in addition to an improved irrigation system and grass directly from Germany.
Since 2003 the naming rights of Letná Stadium have been sold to sponsors with the ground technically known as “Genarali Arena” since 2009. Before this it was referred to as the Toyota Arena (2003 – 2007) and AXA Arena (2007-2009).
As regulars in the Champions League, fans across Europe are familiar with Sparta Prague, with the 2003/2004 defeat to AC Milan in the quarter finals perhaps the most famous campaign.
AC Sparta Prague Info
|Full Name:||Athletic Club Sparta Praha Fotbal a.s.|
|Rivals:||Slavia Prague (City Derby)|
|Team Colours:||Maroon and White|
|Club Mascot:||Sparta Warrior|
|Nicknames:||Železná Sparta (Iron Sparta), Rudí (The Reds/The Maroons)|
|Training Ground:||Great Strahov Stadium|
|Former Stadiums:||Great Strahov Stadium|
|Famous Players:||Tomáš Rosický, Petr Čech, Bořek Dočkal, Tomáš Hübschman, Zdeněk Grygera|
|Famous Managers:||Andrea Stramaccioni, Michal Bílek|
|Team Owner:||J&T Credit Investments (60%)|
|Team Goalscorer:||Horst Siegl (92)|
|Most Appearances:||Jaromír Blažek (240)|
Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena Seating Plan
Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena Away Section
Travelling supporters are housed within the north-west corner of Letná stadium between the main stand to the west, and the northernmost goal-end in sections H85, H86, D91, D92, D93 and D94.
For Czech First League matches tickets for the away section can be purchased for up to three hours before kick-off from box office 5 which is located just outside the entrance to the “Guest Sector”. Single tickets cost 170 CZK which equates to a bargain 6.5 euros.
Sparta Prague Club Shop
Sparta Praha operate a fan shop at Generali Arena on the corner of Milady Horákové street and U Sparty Street (south-east), in addition to their official online store known as Fan Shop Sparta.
- Monday: 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm
- Tuesday – Friday: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: Closed
- Home matches: 3 hours before kick-off.
Can you take a stadium Tour?
As far as we know, there currently aren’t any public tours available of Genarli Arena. However if Sparta Prague ever chance this situation in the future we’ll be sure to update this section.
How to buy Sparta Prague Tickets
Tickets to see AC Sparta Prague can be purchased from the stadium’s box offices (1-4) for up to three hours before the start of every domestic match, or if they prefer, online from the club’s website. Note: 300 Czk – 11.10 Euros at the time of publication.
Single Adult Tickets
- Section 1 (Red – corners): 170 CZK
- Section 2 (Purple – goal-ends): 190 CZK
- Section 3 (Orange – sides): 250 CZK
- Section 4 (Yellow – premium sides): 290 CZK
Please refer to the above seating plan in order to fully understand where each section is located in relation to the pitch. For more information feel free to phone the club’s customer service on +4206 296 111 400 or send an email to [email protected]
How to get to Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena
Where is Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena?
Generali Arena is situated within the Letná district of Prague which is where the stadium’s original name was derived from. Still commonly referred to by fans as Stadion Letná, the hilly area just under 4km north of the historic city centre.
The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
- Milady Horákové 1066/98, 170 82 Praha 7, Czech Republic
Located just north of Letna Park and within a dense residential area parking options are rather limited. You’re probably best off finding a parking garage back towards the city centre, and catching some form of public transport.
Train - Public Transport
The main railway station in Prague is known locally as “Praha hlavní nádraží”, and it forms part of European Rail Network which means you can get to Berlin and Vienna in just under five hours.
National services operated by ?eské dráhy (Czech Railways) which means you can travel around the country in next to no time on on high-speed services.
Prague is blessed with an expansive metro system, and generally speaking this is the easiest way to travel around the city. The two nearest stops are located either side of Letna Park, and will leave you with a 5-10 minute walk.
Hrad?anská is to the west on Line A (Green), and Vltavská is to the east on Line C (Red).
Airports and Flying
The city is served by Václav Havel Airport Prague which is located 10km west of the historic centre. Equipped with three large terminals for public use, the International airport has flights to and from most European countries which mean its a popular tourist destination.
Upon landing you can catch a bus/shuttle service which will take you to Prague city centre in around 30 minutes.
Hotels Near Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena
North of the river and fairly close to the stadium there is the likes of Art Hotel Prague, Hotel Letna, and Parkhotel which are all reasonable priced. Back towards the city centre you have much more more variety with familiar chains such as Ibis, Hilton and Jurys Inn all closely situated to the station.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena?
Czech side Sparta Prague play their home matches at Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena.
What is the capacity of Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena?
As of 2021 Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena has an official seating capacity of 18,887 for Football matches.
When was Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena opened?
Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena officially opened in 1917 and is home to Sparta Prague
What is the postcode for Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena?
The postcode for Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena is 170 82.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena in 2021. Please visit the official website of Sparta Prague for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.