STEEL ARÉNA is the most advanced and the only multipurpose hall in Slovakia. Thanks to efforts made by Civic Association that had restored work on the L. Troják Ice-Hockey Arena after almost nine years, gates of the new STEEL ARÉNA were opened on February 24, 2006. Entire efforts resulted in a modern stall that, as we all hope, will be a city Košice´s pride and will serve to whole public.
STEEL ARÉNA is located in the city center and includes the Club Hotel, that will be directly interconnected with the hall after completion of the planned reconstruction. Through its capacity of 8373 seats, well built background with restaurant, bars, buffet network, forty VIP lounges and VIP zones, STEEL ARÉNA will offer respectful conditions for Košice´s ice-hockey development that will dominate among other sports, and allows organization of other sport, cultural and social events – mainly exhibitions, concerts, masterships and tournaments; various meetings, congresses and balls.
After 2011 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship we were hosting the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship again.
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Civic Association Košická aréna was founded on Oct 29, 2003 through registration at SR Ministry of Internal Affairs pursuant to Act No. 83/1990 Coll. on Citizens Joining as amended, under No. VVS/1 - 900/90 - 22505.
Founding members of Košická aréna were: Ing. Ľubomír Veme, JUDr.Zdenko Trebuľa, Ing.Pavol Miškov and Ing.Anton Jura.
Košická aréna follows the Association Statutes and is aimed to complete the Winter Stadium STEEL ARÉNA in Košice and develop body culture, sport and ice hockey (first of all) in territory of Košice City and region.
Statutory Body of Košická aréna refers to the Board of Directors, managing the Association activities and acting in its name. Supervisory Board provides supervision over the Board´s activities and entire Association.
David Earle Hathaway – member and president
Ing. Lukáš Mrázko – member and 1st vicepresident
Ing. Jaroslav Polaček – member and 2nd vicepresident
Daniel Rusnák – member
Róbert Schwarcz – member
Ing. Pavol Miškov – member
Ing. Ľubomír Veme – member
Ing. Anton Jura – member
Board of Supervisors
JUDr. Elena Petrášková – member
Ing. Boris Farkašovský – member
Mgr. Marcel Vrchota – member