Name of home arena: SD ARENA
Address: Mostecká 5773, Chomutov, 43001
Arena attendance capacity: 5250
Avg. attendance 2016-17 (regular season): 4420
European championships or greatest European accomplishments
2016-17: 7th regular season, semifinal
2015-16: 8th regular season, quarterfinal
2014-15: 1st regular season, champion, 2nd qualification, promoted
2013-14: 14th regular season, 4th relegation, 3rd qualification, relegated
2012-13: 14th regular season, 4th relegation, 2nd qualification
The club was founded in 1945, few months after World War II. The male team started to play the highest league only six years after the club's birth. The most successful time was in the 1950s, when the team gained silver and bronze Czechoslovak medal. The biggest tragedy in the history of the club happened shortly after these successes. Five club members, including three players, died during plane crash by Zurich airport in November 1956.
The team relegated in 1964 after thirteen consecutive seasons on the top level and played only two more seasons (1967/1968 and 1973/1974) before much stable return in 2012. The team has played four seasons on top level until this year and season 2016/2017 was the most successful in modern history because the team reached playoff semifinal. Club youth coaches are working really hard as there are many young players in Czech youth national teams, also three players, who were based in Chomutov for a longer period, signed contracts with NHL clubs.