Palace of Sports

The Sports Palace was built in 1958-1960 according to the design of architects Mikhail Grechina (reconstruction of Dynamo Stadium, project for the construction and reconstruction of the complex “Olympic”) and Alexey Zavarov. It was officially opened on December 9, 1960. The structural basis of the 4-story structure (length – 138 meters, width – 78 meters, height – 18.5 meters, total volume – 209,000 m³) is a reinforced concrete frame. The facades of the palace are transparent glass walls separated by a slender row of frame columns and horizontal strips of aluminum panels. The bleachers of the rectangular auditorium (66×102 meters) in the original version accommodated from 8,236 to 11,712 people. Sports arena (30×61 meters) – on a reinforced concrete slab; it can be used for competitions in 30 sports, including winter ones. It is planned to turn the sports arena into a stall, and the stage into a grandstand. The Sports Palace is equipped with sophisticated engineering equipment for lighting and acoustics, and powerful compressors for air conditioning.

In 1980-1982, reconstruction was carried out: lighting and technical facilities underwent almost complete modernization – the interiors and halls were expanded and differently illuminated, the palace was equipped with numerous dressing rooms and buffets. In 2004-2005, in preparation for the Eurovision music competition, the palace also underwent reconstruction, as a result of which the number of seats was increased to 8,000. When hosting sporting events, the maximum number of spectators is 6,800.

On April 16, 2011, the grand opening ceremony of the Sports Palace, which had been under reconstruction since October 2010, took place. The arena was reconstructed in preparation for the World Hockey Championship in the first division. The backstage space was completely refurbished, 6 sports locker rooms were equipped, the hall lighting was modernized, and the ventilation, air conditioning, heating, and fire safety systems were completely replaced. In addition, a modern four-sided scoreboard appeared above the arena. The stands are equipped with plastic seats in the colors of the national flag: the total number of seats is 6,900 spectators (sports version). The concert version with a stall will have 9,800 seats.

In addition to many sporting events, exhibitions, seminars and conferences, fairs, world stars and groups performed here, such as: Backstreet Boys, The Black Eyed Peas, Deep Purple, a-ha, Jamiroquai, Moby, Muse, Korn, Judas Priest, Placebo, The Prodigy, The Rasmus, Christina Aguilera, Anastacia, Aria, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rea, Lara Fabian, Depeche Mode, Adam Lambert, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Garbage, ATB, Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Where is the Sports Palace?

Sports Square, 1
(044) 246-74-05