The Generali Arena is home to the Czech Republic’s most successful football team, AC Sparta Prague, who have won 36 domestic titles. The stadium is based just outside of the city centre.
‘Arena’ is arguably a grandiose term for a stadium with a capacity of just 18,944, and the ground is far smaller than Leicester’s King Power Stadium, which holds 32,312.
This could be justified by the fact that there are five different football teams in Prague (Sparta, Slavia Prague, FK Dukla Praha, Bohemians 1905 and FK Victoria Zizkov), whereas Leicester only has one big club.
Despite its lack of size, the Generali Arena does have a certain charm to it, and it feels very much like a traditional European football stadium. The Sparta Ultras graffiti also adds an intimidating tribal element to the ground, as Sparta Prague have a notoriously fanatical support.
Unfortunately, we could not attend a game at the Generali, as Sparta were playing away.