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Nestled in the centre of Europe, Slovakia offers stunning natural beauty and plenty of connections to neighbouring Hungary, Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Ondrej Nepela Arena (9,953) in Bratislava is not only the largest arena in the country but the oldest.
Touring acts heading to Slovakia, such as Slipknot, André Rieu, Cirque du Soleil, and OneRepublic, make this their first port of call. The alternative venue is located in the centre of Košice, on the border with Hungary.
Steel Aréna (8,343) is home to the local ice hockey team but also hosts concerts. In 2012, it launched its own in-house promotions operation – Arena Promotion – which has organised shows by the likes of Eros Ramazzotti, Michal David, and Bryan Adams. The venue recently completed renovations on its neighbouring hotel, which can offer accommodation for artists and visitors. Sting was slated to perform at the venue in September 2022.