Sparta Slavia Football Matches
Prague’s ‘second’ first-division football (soccer) club, SK Slavia Praha, plays its home matches at Vršovice’s Eden Aréna. While Slavia often plays second fiddle to Prague’s other big team, Sparta Praha, Slavia actually has the longer lineage of the two, dating back to 1892. It’s even an honorary member of England’s Football Association.
Slavia has won the national championship on several occasions, most recently in the 2009 season. Perhaps its most unusual record is the design of its distinctive red-and-white striped uniforms, which have remained unchanged for more than 100 years. The football season runs from August to May.
Eden Aréna also plays host to some big-name rock acts during the summer open-air music season. Past shows have included REM, Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. Purchase tickets for games and concerts online through Ticketportal (www.ticketportal.cz) or at the stadium ticket office.