Eden Arena or Stadion Eden is a purpose built football stadium located in the Vršovice district of Prague – the capital city of the Czech Republic. Formerly known as the Synot Tip Arena between 2008-2012, the 20,800 capacity ground is the home venue of Slavia Prague and often the National Football Team.
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Slavia Prague Stadium Guide
|Address:||U Slavie, Vršovice, Prague, 1540/2a|
|Pitch Size:||105 x 68 m|
|Stadium Owner:||Eden Arena|
|Operator:||SK Slavia Prague|
|Names:||Stadion Eden (2008)|
|Former Names:||Synot Tip Arena (2008–2012), Eden Aréna (2012–2018)|
|Broke Ground:||15th September 2006|
|Architect:||Martin Kotík, Daniel Dvořák, Leoš Zeman|
|Construction Cost:||1 billion CZK|
Sinobo Stadium History
The original Eden Stadion first opened in the 1953 with a capacity of 50,000, however by the 1970s the wooden stands failed to provide adequate levels of comfort for those fans in attendance. Restricted by the Government, building and financing a new stadium proved to be incredibly problematic until the late 1990s when the Communist Regime was finally toppled.
Slavia Prague encountered several false dawns whilst attempting to construct a new Eden Stadion including in 1989 when they temporarily relocated to Dolicek Stadium. The Eastern stand was demolished seemingly signalling progress, until the club found themselves playing back there again the following season albeit with a much smaller capacity.
In 2000 after many years of literal red tape the local council finally transferred the ownership of the stadium over to Slavia Prague which finally gave the club the control they needed. At this point Eden Stadion has been deemed unusable by the Czech First League and Slavia moved back into Strahov Hill.
The new Eden Arena opened on 17th May 2008 with an inaugural match against Jablonec (2-2) after almost 40 years of trials and tribulations. The previous ground was demolished in December 2003, and although plans were scaled down from the original 1.8 billion Koruna to just over half the size, Slavia Prague persevered and now have one of the most modern grounds in Czech Republic.
Testament to this was the fact that it was nominated to host the first UEFA Super Cup final away from Stade Louis II – the competition’s home since 1998. Held on 30th August 2013 Bayern Munich took on Chelsea F.C in what was essentially a rematch of the 2012 Champions League Final. This time however it was the Germans who triumphed on penalties.
Slavia Prague Info
|Full Name:||Sportovní klub Slavia Praha – fotbal|
|Rivals:||Sparta Prague (Prague Derby), Bohemians 1905 (Vršovice Derby)|
|Team Colours:||Red and White|
|Nicknames:||Červenobílí (The red and whites), Sešívaní (The stitched)|
|Former Stadiums:||Stadion Eden (1953-1989, 1990-2000), Ďolíček Stadium (1989), Stadion Evžena Rošického (2000-2008)|
|Famous Players:||Josef "Pepi" Bican, Tomáš Souček, Vladimír Šmicer, Karel Poborský, Patrik Berger|
|Famous Managers:||Karel Jarolim, Jindrich Trpisovsky|
|Team Owner:||Sinobo Group|
|Team Goalscorer:||Milan Škoda (77)|
|Most Appearances:||Milan Škoda (214)|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Sinobo Stadium?
Czech side Slavia Prague play their home matches at Sinobo Stadium.
What is the capacity of Sinobo Stadium?
As of 2021 Sinobo Stadium has an official seating capacity of 19,370 for Football matches.
When was Sinobo Stadium opened?
Sinobo Stadium officially opened in 2008 and is home to Slavia Prague
What is the postcode for Sinobo Stadium?
The postcode for Sinobo Stadium is 1540/2a.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Sinobo Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Slavia Prague for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.