The new multifunctional arena of the company Veletrhy Brno, a. s. (Brno Exhibition Centre - BEC) will provide the city of Brno with the largest and most modern facilities for holding sporting, cultural and congressional events. The arena will hold as many as 13,300 people and an additional 3,000 parking spots will also be built.The construction of the arena ranks as one of Brno’s largest strategic projects and it should be finished by the year 2023. Then, as soon as one year later the city plans on hosting the Ice Hockey World Championship. ARENA BRNO will be completed within the grounds of the BEC, right behind pavilion Z and between pavilions F and G1.
The construction of such an expansive multifunctional arena is a large intervention to the city’s infrastructure. Thus it entails interconnected projects and investments. The actual area needs to be prepared ‒ demolish part of the surrounding structures, conduct surveys and build up the underground facilities. Currently, the issue of transportation also needs to be solved, as in the traffic of individual vehicles, public transportation, foot traffic as well as cyclists. Ensuring a sufficient number of parking spots for spectators is important for the fluid operation of the arena. Last but not least, the reconstruction of Bauerova Street is also a necessity.