WFC 2013

20 August 2013


Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region and of the Municipality with Extended Competence. It is located at the confluence of the Ostravice, Oder and Opava rivers. Its history and growth have been largely affected by exploitation and further usage of the high quality black coal deposits discovered in the locality, giving the town a look of an industrial city and a nickname of the “steel heart of the republic” during the communist era of Czechoslovakia. Many of the heavy industry companies are being closed down or transformed nowadays.


Population: 299 622
Area: 214 km2
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 ČEZ Aréna Ostrava

ČEZ Aréna OstravaThe modern multi function hall fulfils even the most demanding requirements of organisers and visitors. The sport and social facilities allow for the organisation of the most important events, from sport competitions to big concerts. ČEZ Aréna can be changed, according to the wishes of organisers, into 46 variations. The place can change in few hours from a modern ice ring for ice-hockey or ice revue into an ideal environment for indoor sports (two tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, indoor soccer field, or bicycle-polo playing field), or a concert hall using the space as an auditorium. It is also an ideal place for big fairs and company events.

Opened: 1986
Capacity: 10 107



Brno with its four hundred thousand inhabitants is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and the largest in Moravia. The area around the confluence of the Svratka and Svitava rivers is an administrative center of the South Moravian region. But Brno also has seats of national institutions, such as the Constitutional Court or Supreme Public Prosecutor's office. Universities also have a great tradition here. They produce top experts, thanks to whom the city has become a centre of research and science.

Brno - Petrov

Population: 378 965
Area: 230 km2
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 MSH Vodova Brno

Hala Vodova BrnoThe stadium history is connected to the beginning of 20th century. It was established on the periphery of Kralovo Pole - border part of Brno City - and Sokol festivals were taking place here. In 70´s multipurpose sports hall was built nearby. It was used for various cultural and social events as well. In 2001 was opened new large indoor sports hall, which was built with the significant financial support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Opened: 2001
Capacity: 3 000
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Skupina ČEZ
Ostrava - City of sport

Moravskoslezský kraj
Konica Minolta

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