Are you travelling to Hradec Králové to see your team take on the Mountfield HK within the Champions Hockey League? Here you can find some helpful information and directions to make your trip to the Czech Republic much easier. It is not just about the ice hockey, though – the city of Hradec Králové is a very special place to see!
ČPP Aréna Hradec Králové
The arena is located in the City Centre of Hradec Králové so there is an easy access to hotels, restaurants etc. The Great Square (Velké Náměstí) is only few steps away. Also, there is a fanshop and hotel located right inside the arena.
ČPP ARÉNA HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ Mountfield HK, a.s. Komenského 1214/2 500 03 Hradec Králové
Tickets for home games are available on-line through the app as well as at the Box office in the ČPP Aréna.
Box office hours: Tuesday: 9:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00 Wednesday: 13:00 – 20:00 Friday: 13:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 13:00 – 20:00
Please, find attached the seating map above. The price for either standing or seating is 120 CZK per game (approximately 4,6 Euros, payments are possible just in CZK, though). Price for children under 130 cm is 10 CZK (approximately 40 cents). You can use a credit card at the main box office.
Standing section for away fans
The arena hold standing space for away fans in the "dark green" section on the map. The section is located next to home standing section behind the goal and the ice entrance. To away standing section you need tickets for standing (in Czech "Na stání").
Please, make sure to plan your trip ahead and try to arrive at least one hour before the game. Also, please, leave later after the game so you can avoid the busy traffic during the game hours.
If you are arriving to Prague, the capital, by plane, there are several buses and trains you can take. Buses from the Main Station (Hlavní nádraží), Florenc or Černý Most come straight to Hradec Králové. All of these stations are accessible in the city tube system as well. Also, there is a train coming from the Main Station directly to Hradec Králové.
Public transport: ČPP Aréna is located approximately a 20 minutes walk far from the station. The easiest, as well as the fastest connection from the Main Station Hradec Králové are buses No. 2 and No. 16. Both are directly coming to arena stop, which is called "Zimní stadion" and which is located right in front of the practice arena. The main one (ČPP Aréna) is located right behind this one.
Something from the history of Mountfield HK
Mountfield HK, a.s. is a hockey club located in Hradec Králové since 2013. The hockey club aspires with a very rich history, dating back to 1926. Shareholders are Mountfield a.s. and the Statutory City of Hradec Králové.
The beginning of ice hockey in Hradec Králové started in the mid-20s of the 20th century, precisely in 1925 when Skating club of Hradec Králové was put together. Only one year later, the Skating club of Hradec Králové was added to Czech Ice Hockey Association. Another major milestone for Mountfield HK, a.s. was the construction of artificial ice, which was officialy opened on January 12, 1957.
The hockey club went through a lot of ups and downs since its beginning. One of the golden moments was definitely the advance to Czech extraliga, the top hockey league in the Czech Republic, during the season 1993/94. The following year came one of the downs when the team fell down to the first and eventually also the second league. Nevertheless, the team came back up to the first league in 2001.
Another huge milestone happened before the start of the 2013/14 season when Hradec Králové – now as the Mounfield HK – advanced to Czech extraliga again after a 20 years gap. Since then, the team participated in every season quarterfinals. In 2016/17 season, Mountfiled HK fought in semifinals and won the bronze medal.
During the same season, Mountfiled HK also participated in the famous Swiss tournament Spengler Cup, where the team lost in quarterfinals. After a tremendous success in the club history, the Mountfield HK was invited to the same tournament once again the following year.
Hradec Králové – "Salon of the Republic"
The city is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Elbe and Orlice in north-eastern Bohemia. It ranks among the largest and most important cities in the Czech Republic. It is a metropolis of Eastern Bohemia, a regional capital, with seats of state institutions, important companies, museums, galleries, theatres and other cultural and sporting organisations. In addition, Hradec Králové is a university city since there are six faculties of three higher education institutes. The population in the city is almost one hundred thousand and Hradec Králové offers a high standard of living.
Hradec Králové provides a series of attractions for its visitors. The first on the list definitely is The White Tower, which is the most dominating feature of the city. Proudly being tall almost 72 m in height, this Renaissance campanile was finished in 1589 and served the town as a fire lookout and watchtower. The White Tower was named after its building material, which is a white stone.
Gallery of Modern Art is another attraction that lures in tons of travellers every year. With its collections of works of Czech art of the turn of the 19th and 20th century Galley of Modern Art establishment ranks among the most prestigious galleries in the Czech Republic. Apart from the permanent exposition, exhibitions are regularly exchanged, presenting also work of contemporary artists.
One of many more attractions in Hradec Králové is the giant aquarium. There is no need to travel half way across the world to admire the exotic fauna and flora of South and Central America. More than 40 fish and 150 plant species await you in the grounds of the ENVI House in Hradec Králové. The giant aquarium provides its visitors with first-hand contact with tropical nature and promises a truly unforgettable experience.
History of Hradec Králové
A pre-historic settlement was located at the confluence of the Rivers Elbe and Orlice, which is documented by finds from this area dating back to primeval times, the era of Ancient Rome and Slavonic fortified settlements. The first written reference to Hradec Králové as a town can be found in the deed of Premysl Otakar I of Bohemia dated 1225, which proves it is one of the oldest towns in Bohemia.
In the early 14th century Hradec Králové became a royal dowry town and the activities of mainly Queen Elizabeth Richeza left a significant mark all around Hradec Králové. For example she initiated the construction of the Gothic Holy Spirit Church, later to be promoted to a cathedral. The Renaissance period saw Hradec Králové influenced by the work of local and foreign craftsmen and also the creation of the second dominating feature of the town – the White Tower.
The town development continued with the arrival of Jesuits. The Baroque style is represented in Hradec Králové for example by the impressive Episcopal Residence and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin, not forgetting the Plague Column.
During the reign of Maria Theresa and Joseph II, owing to its strategic location the town was rebuilt into a military stronghold. After the nearby Battle of Chlum on July 3, 1866 ending in defeat for the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the idea of Hradec Králové being a stronghold was abandoned.
The demolition of the city walls enabled the further development connected with building up a modern city. The greatest influence on the development of the modern Hradec Králové was exerted by the then Mayor František Ulrich. Thanks to a high-quality master plan a unique modern centre was born.
Since 1962 the historic core has been an urban conservation area surrounded by outstanding modern architecture of the first half of the 20th century.
The look of the modern city was mostly contributed to by two significant Czech architects. Prof. Jan Kotěra (1871–1923) designed several important buildings; the most impressive of these is thought to be the Museum of Eastern Bohemia, which was erected in 1909–1912. His pupil, Prof. Josef Gočár (1880–1945) continued his building activities following the modern rules of urban development control. He is known for a set of school buildings called V Lipkách and Gočár’s Staircase.
City urbanism, astonishing architectural works, the master plan concept as well as the high quality of the services offered have attracted plenty of admirers to the city from the ranks of both experts and the general public. Hradec Králové is deservedly referred to as the “Salon of the Republic”. Nevertheless, the modern city is not just the result of the creative efforts of the architects Kotěra and Gočár. One of the most admired structures is the building of the Hydroelectric Power Station with the “Hučák” bridge designed according to the plans of the architect Sander. Other interesting buildings include Novák’s Garages designed by Fňouk and Liska’s City Bath House with unique artificial waves.
A rare piece of architecture is the beautiful Greek-Catholic Church of St. Nicolas, made of timber, situated in Jirasek’s Garden, where it was moved from Malá Polana, Carpathian Ruthenia in 1935. Even today, new architectural buildings are erected in the territory of the city, such as the modern Terminal of Public Transport and the Study and Research Library.