New congress centre being built in Prague

The O2 Universum will have capacity for 28,000 visitors and is scheduled to open in summer 2019.

Rendering of what the O2 Universum will look like
Rendering of what the O2 Universum will look like

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A new multifunctional congress centre is being built in Prague with a budget of 1.2 billion CZK (£41 million) and is expected to open in summer next year.

The O2 Universum will combine with parts of the existing O2 Arena to create a capacity for events of up to 28,000 people across 50,000sqm.

It will have 21 halls of varying sizes, with the largest capable of holding 4,500 people. On every floor of the complex there will be 13,000sqm of floor space for exhibitions and commercial use. 

Roman Muška, managing director of the Prague Convention Bureau, said: "The planned completion of the O2 Universum is excellent news for Prague.

"Thanks to the location of O2 Universum, situated only 10 minutes from the city centre and 30 minutes from Prague airport, delegates will be able to enjoy all the conveniences Prague offers.

"At the same time, we are honoured that at the beginning of April this year, the O2 Universum decided to join the ranks of the Prague Convention Bureau membership. We look forward to introducing the new venue to prospective clients."

 

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