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Rumcajs 04-09-2012 07:15 PM

HC Kometa Brno
 
Hey Guys! Never posted on this section of the forums before but i am in the need of some answers! Well this past fall i lived in Stockholm and had the pleasure of watching Djurgarden games during my stay.

Well this time around, i will be living in Brno! I was wondering if anyone could give me a guide on HC Kometa Brno....

Such as...ticket prices, seat suggestions, do/don'ts in the arena, any warnings etc.

Basically, anything you have to say about HC Kometa Brno since i will be living there for 4 months!

Thanks!

lamini 04-10-2012 03:40 AM

Kometa is second most successful ice hockey club in the Czech Republic with 11 Czechoslovak league titles, but last one is from 1966. After that it went downhill and in 1996 the team was relegated and returned back to Extraliga in 2009. Right now Brno is in the middle of hockey feaver. Kometa reached 2012 Extraliga play-off final. Home games will be 13th/14th April (19th April if needed). Almost all games are sold out and fans camp in front of ticket offices to get some tickets. Ticket prices for final are officially 520-700 CZK (27,50-37 USD), I heard prices on black market are up to 160 USD.
New season will start in September, ticket prices for this one were 7-14 USD

Edit: also if you like junior hockey, part of IIHF U18 WC (including semifinal and final games) will be played in Brno.

Edit 2: and even more, last tournament of Euro Hockey Tour will be played in Brno. It is tournament between Czech, Russia, Finland and Sweden. Those teams usualy have close to final WC rooster there, so there can be some good players that haven't reached NHL playoffs.

Mirinho 04-10-2012 07:32 AM

Midas you are lucky son if you'll be in Brno in these days ... as lamini wrote there will be plenty of interesting hockey in this city!

lamini 04-11-2012 12:14 PM

Well, I have more time now, so here's some aditional info:
games are played in KAJOT arena (but if you ask for directions it's better to use its old name "Rondo").
http://www.hc-kometa.cz/images/hala_rondo_exterier.jpg
Virtual tour: http://prsreality.cz/kometa_brno/

How to get there:
depends where you will live, but since parking options are limited, it's better to use bus or tram. Bus nr. 44, 84, tram nr. 8, station Křídlovická


More about Kometa - it was founded in 1953. The majority of players were transferred from 2 hockey clubs in Brno - TJ Spartak Brno Zbrojovka and TJ Spartak GZ Královo Pole After that it went on winning streak, getting 11 Czechoslovak league titles (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966), 3 European cups (1966, 1967, 1968) and Spengler cup (1955).

This year it finished regular season at 8th position, but in play-off it won 3-0 against Jagr's Kladno, than won 4-2 against Sparta Prague (1st after regular season) and 4-1 against Plzeň (2nd after regular). Now it's tied in final 1-1 with Pardubice.

Club colors are blue and white.

Definitely forgot many things, so if you want to know something more, just ask and I'll do my best.

lamini 04-12-2012 01:47 AM

Kometa fans watching game against Pardubice on Svoboda sqaure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCnOrAsqBhM

Rumcajs 04-27-2012 10:20 PM

Great thanks for the information! Ill be living there this August so still a ways away.

So the prices are generally 25-60 USD?

Any more information about arena experience would be nice like seating suggestion. For example sitting farther up rather than closer to the glass was suggested when i saw a few games for the Swedish League.

Thanks again!

lamini 04-28-2012 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midas (Post 48954559)

So the prices are generally 25-60 USD?

Those were prices for play-offs. If you come in August, you'll be here for pre-season games and start of new season, prices of ticket will be definitely much lower (as I posted above, regular season was 7-14 USD, may go up a bit after play-off final this year).

Kesid 04-30-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midas (Post 48954559)
Great thanks for the information! Ill be living there this August so still a ways away.

Any more information about arena experience would be nice like seating suggestion. For example sitting farther up rather than closer to the glass was suggested when i saw a few games for the Swedish League.

Thanks again!

I hope you will enjoy it here :)

Anyway - it depends what you really want - if you want to enjoy the atmosphere with the cheering fans, then you should buy tickets to section F or E. If you want to see hockey and enjoy the game, then A, B, C or D. Best view is around 19-20 row and 1-6 seats so anywhere near by this you are safe.

zorz 05-08-2012 04:50 AM

Does Brno plan to build a new (bigger) arena anytime in the future? I think it would a good idea, because interest in hockey is very good and I'd say it will even grow after this season.

DrunkElkCZ 05-08-2012 05:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zorz (Post 49429201)
Does Brno plan to build a new (bigger) arena anytime in the future? I think it would a good idea, because interest in hockey is very good and I'd say it will even grow after this season.

There were some rumours a few years ago that a new multifuntion arena will be in Brno-Bohunice as a part of a College Campus. I don't remember more but I'll try to find some article
;)

EDIT: Here we go:)
http://brno.idnes.cz/hala-pro-brno-m...rno-zpravy_bor

EDIT2: 10.000 capacity is desperately not enough in my opinion. 14.000 would be ideal I'd say.

lamini 05-10-2012 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zorz (Post 49429201)
Does Brno plan to build a new (bigger) arena anytime in the future? I think it would a good idea, because interest in hockey is very good and I'd say it will even grow after this season.

Don't think they'll build anything. Guess it'll end as "Lužánky" version 2 - before every local elections, all political parties will come with plan how to build it and when elections are over, nothing will happen for another 4 years.

lamini 05-11-2012 03:05 AM

List of extraliga games that should be played (first 13 rounds):

16 Sep Brno-Kladno (if Jagr returns to Czech, he'll play there)
23 Sep Brno-Slavia
28 Sep Brno-Ceske Budejovice
2 Oct Brno-Plzen
7 Oct Brno-Vitkovice
19 Oct Brno-Sparta

Rumcajs 05-20-2012 01:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lamini (Post 49567645)
List of extraliga games that should be played (first 13 rounds):

16 Sep Brno-Kladno (if Jagr returns to Czech, he'll play there)
23 Sep Brno-Slavia
28 Sep Brno-Ceske Budejovice
2 Oct Brno-Plzen
7 Oct Brno-Vitkovice
19 Oct Brno-Sparta


Thanks for the list! By any chance do you know the price for a jersey/scarf?

Thank you so much for your help :D

lamini 05-20-2012 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midas (Post 49918125)
Thanks for the list! By any chance do you know the price for a jersey/scarf?

Thank you so much for your help :D

jersey 1190 CZK = 60 USD
scarf 290 CZK = 14.5 USD

http://fanshop.hc-kometa.cz/index.ph...&kategorie=15- link to fanshop

DrunkElkCZ 05-20-2012 12:45 PM

Official jerseys in Czech extraliga are usually kinda ugly and full of sponsors. A few months ago, they was selling a retro jersey which was beautiful. I would wait for late summer or autumn if they are going to sell them again;)

http://www.hc-kometa.cz/foto/2011_to...esy_ET_TOP.jpg
It was this European Trophy retro jerseys

Oak 05-22-2012 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lamini (Post 47804309)
Kometa fans watching game against Pardubice on Svoboda sqaure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCnOrAsqBhM

That video is great. What a pleasure to see so many people standing and watching hockey, and for so long too!

The city center here reminds me so much of Poland when I used to go there as a kid.

Oak 05-22-2012 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrunkElkCZ (Post 49926469)
Official jerseys in Czech extraliga are usually kinda ugly and full of sponsors. A few months ago, they was selling a retro jersey which was beautiful. I would wait for late summer or autumn if they are going to sell them again;)

http://www.hc-kometa.cz/foto/2011_to...esy_ET_TOP.jpg
It was this European Trophy retro jerseys

Call me crazy but I like the jerseys that have many sponsor logos, reminds me a lot of European soccer teams which I have a soft spot for.

lamini 05-24-2012 01:30 PM

Pre-season games and European Trophy:

9th August Kometa - Zlín
14th August Kometa - Vítkovice

ET: 24th August Kometa - Luleĺ HF (SWE)
ET: 26th August Kometa - Oulun Kärpät (FIN)
ET: 1st Sept Kometa - Plzen

6th Sept Kometa - Zvolen (SVK)

ET: 28th Nov Kometa - Ceske Budejovice

Rumcajs 05-28-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lamini (Post 50099555)
Pre-season games and European Trophy:

9th August Kometa - Zlín
14th August Kometa - Vítkovice

ET: 24th August Kometa - Luleĺ HF (SWE)
ET: 26th August Kometa - Oulun Kärpät (FIN)
ET: 1st Sept Kometa - Plzen

6th Sept Kometa - Zvolen (SVK)

ET: 28th Nov Kometa - Ceske Budejovice

Thanks!

One more question. Does anyone know if there are adult leagues in Brno. I am 21 and studying at Masaryk so i was looking for a fun league to play in during my stay. Nothing serious but competitive at the same time.

Thanks.

lamini 05-29-2012 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midas (Post 50248353)
Thanks!

One more question. Does anyone know if there are adult leagues in Brno. I am 21 and studying at Masaryk so i was looking for a fun league to play in during my stay. Nothing serious but competitive at the same time.

Thanks.

Every year there's game between Masaryk university and VUT (two main universities in Brno).
Adult leagues - I may be wrong, but don't think there are any, lack of artificial ice would make it hard to organize.

Kesid 05-29-2012 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midas (Post 50248353)
Thanks!

One more question. Does anyone know if there are adult leagues in Brno. I am 21 and studying at Masaryk so i was looking for a fun league to play in during my stay. Nothing serious but competitive at the same time.

Thanks.

There are at least 3 amateur leagues in Brno, but it's hard to get in, because a lot of former players are actually playing there.

If you are looking for regular ice to play every week (not league, but two teams), then feel free to send me a PM.

Rumcajs 06-08-2012 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kesid (Post 50263847)
There are at least 3 amateur leagues in Brno, but it's hard to get in, because a lot of former players are actually playing there.

If you are looking for regular ice to play every week (not league, but two teams), then feel free to send me a PM.

Great thanks! How much gear is necessary? When i lived in Sweden it was a real pain in the butt to carry my stuff to and from the airport.

Would these below be enough or do i need full gear?

Skates
Stick(ill buy a cheap wooden one there :laugh:)
helmet
gloves
knee pads

lamini 10-02-2012 07:15 AM

On 23rd October there will be game between Masaryk university and VUT in Kajot Arena

DrunkElkCZ 01-18-2013 05:54 AM

New Starobrno beer advertising spot includes Kometa's anthem. :handclap:


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