24 Jul 2019
O2 Arena Prague and Ticketmaster Czech Republic became partners after an agreement to see the ticketing company the official ticket operator. The arena is described as ‘one of the leading facilities in Europe with a capacity of up to 20,000’ that attracts a number of events from al categories. It also holds a capacity of 18,000 people.
The deal has made Ticketmaster the official ticket provider of all events that will be held at the 02 Arena in Prague. The arena itself will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary since its opening and has hosted a number of big events. On the other hand, Ticketmaster launched its business in Czech Republic in 2017, and has now continued to try becoming a bigger name in the Czech market. The International Ticketing Yearbook 2018 said, ‘Among the key prizes in the Czech Republic is the contract of the 18,000-seat O2 Arena, opened in 2004 and owned by PPF Group’s Bestsport…O2 Arena Prague is owned by Bestsport. Ticketportal is the incumbent, and the arena keeps Prague firmly on the European circuit, with Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Eros Ramazzotti and local star Ben Cristovao on the calendar for 2019.’
Moreover, during the 15 years of providing a space for entertainment, the O2 Arena reached a milestone by welcoming its 10 millionth visitor in 2018, in which it hosted events such as concerts by Imagine Dragons, Metallica and Depeche Mode and the tennis FED Cup Finals and the IFF World Floorball Championship.
Managing Director of Ticketmaster Czech Republic, Simona Matějková was reported saying, ‘Partnering with one of the country's biggest and most innovative venues is hugely exciting for us and a significant moment in our development following our launch in the Czech Republic two years ago. As the O2 Arena Prague prepares to play host to some of the biggest names in music and sport in the coming months, we are looking forward to working with the venue and Bestsport to provide a simple and seamless experience for fans looking to buy tickets to some amazing events.’