Bohemians 1905 may lose Ďolíček stadium

The City and Prague 10 disagree over the purchase of the stadium

Football club Bohemians 1905 is again facing a possible move to another stadium. Prague 10 has disagreed with the city on a joint memorandum concerning the purchase of Ďolíček stadium, where the club plays. The District Council for Prague 10 adopted a draft memorandum, but Prague City Hall disagrees with it. The stadium owner, the company Bohemians Real, is losing patience and said it will only wait until the end of autumn for an agreement. If no agreement is reached, Bohemians 1905 may have to seek a new venue.

Prague City Councilor Karel Grabein Procházka (ANO), who attended the Prague 10 Council meeting, said the problem was with 1 percent of the text, but didn't specify what it was. Procházka is responsible for Prague's assets.

The memorandum was worked on all summer, but Procházka said nobody in City Hall was involved. “We were very surprised that we did not get the comments, or the memorandum, but an ultimatum. Neither I nor anyone at City Hall have officially seen it,” he said.

Prague 10 Deputy Mayor Tomáš Pek (TOP 09) said that City Hall is holding the Prague 10 district hostage. “The devil is in the details,” he added, referring to the problematic 1 percent.

Darek Jakubowicz, director of Bohemians 1905, confirmed that a move was possible but the team would have to be given notice, so there was some time.

The dispute may involve a neighboring property that is used as a parking lot with 300 spaces. Prague has conditioned the purchase of the stadium on the return of the lot, but Prague 10 wants to use the lot for another two years.

There has been uncertainty since 2011 over the stadium. The football club has a lease for until the end of the competition season, but some clauses allow the contract to be terminated in September. Lukáš Eichinger of Bohemians Real said that if politicians do not find a solution, the space will be used for something other than football after September.

Prague 10 had tried to purchase the stadium two years ago, but the contract was not approved by City Hall.

The stadium opened March 27, 1932. The 2003 renovation changed the capacity to 13,388, with 3,028 seated. After a summer 2007 renovation the capacity was reduced to 9,000 with 3,800 seated. This was later changed to 7,500 with just seats.

Related articles

  • A Day Trip To Some Of The Best Castles by Shaun O'Banion

    The results are in and the most popular Czech castles (based on the number of visitors) have been announced by the Czech state.

  • Five of the Best Trails to Go Hiking in the Czech Republic by Erin Naillon

    Getting away from it all – out of Prague, away from the gridlocked traffic – is a great way to unwind after a hectic week. You can take your car (or the bus, or a train) to somewhere well outside the city and get out in nature. While the good weather lasts, it’s helpful for hikers and would-be hikers to know where they can find trails of varying difficulty to work off the tensions of the week.

  • Swimming in the Vltava River – Every Sunday from 10am by Caroline Marcela

    What better way to treat a Saturday night hangover than swim in the Vltava river on a Prague Sunday morning!

  • Take a Cycling Tour Through the Czech Republic by Erin Naillon

    Those wanting not only to get out into nature, but to experience it outside the confines of a car, have the option of taking a cycle tour from Prague to various destinations, even in other countries. For those intent upon long-distance cycling, the Greenways route runs from Prague to Vienna, with bicycle rental available at various points along the route (Prague, Český Krumlov, Telč, and Mikulov are just four of the cities where cyclists can rent bicycles).

  • The Best Outdoor Skating in Prague! by Shaun O'Banion

  • Celebrity Charity Football Game by Anelya Kadyrova

    A charity football match between Prague Raptors FC and the Supporting Charities Phoenix FC will be held on August 10th in Prague.

  • Send your kids to the Raptors…Football Academy! by Paul Lysek

    The Prague Raptors are starting their own football academy for kids aged 4-7. The first session takes place on August 20th and is completely free.

  • Prague Lions: Czech Bowl Champions by Paul Lysek

    The Prague Lions beat the Ostrava Steelers 29:23 on Saturday to win their first title in over a decade.

  • American Football Czech Bowl! by Micah Lembke

    The Prague Lions defeated the Vysočina Gladiators in the Paddock League Semifinal and earned a spot in Czech Bowl XXVI. 

  • American football: Playoff time! by Micah Lembke

    The Prague Lions have finished the regular season with 9 wins, one loss, and the top seed in the Paddock League semifinals. 

Facebook comments

The James Joyce Irish Pub

Best Irish Pub in Prague

Pražské Benátky

Enjoy Prague from a different view

Ristorante Casa de Carli

Authentic Italian cuisine in Prague

Prague Raptors Football Club

Multi-Cultural, Community Football Club based in Prague

Hugo Bike Prague

HUGO Bike Prague & Segwaytrip

Adventure Minigolf Hotel...

Outdoor Adventure Minigolf

Toboga Prague

Indoor Playground in Prague 5, Zlicin

Prague’s # 1 source for Czech news in English…

Digital lifestyle magazine platform promoting life in Prague.