Minsk-Arena

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Minsk-Arena
Minsk Arena Logo.svg
Location Minsk
Opened 2010
Construction cost $350 million USD
Capacity 15,086
Tenants
HC Dinamo Minsk
BC Tsmoki-Minsk

Minsk-Arena (Belarusian: Мінск-Арэна, Russian: Минск-Арена) is a multi-use indoor arena in Minsk, Belarus.

The Minsk-Arena Complex is unique in its complexity and functionality not only in Belarus but also in Europe. It includes a multi-sports and entertainment arena for 15,000 spectators (making it the largest full-time arena in use by a Kontinental Hockey League team), a skating stadium for up to 3,000 spectators and a velodrome at 2,000 spectators.

Use[edit]

One of the primary uses of the facility is ice hockey, as the building is the home rink of HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The arena's official opening was held on 30 January 2010 when the 2nd Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game was held there. The first match in the facility, however, had already been played by Dinamo Minsk on 14 January 2010 against Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Two more KHL regular-season games were scheduled in January before the official opening: against Avtomobilist on 16 January and against Traktor on 18 January.[1]

It was one of two main venues for the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[2] It was also the venue for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010, which took place on 20 November 2010.[3]

Minsk-Arena also arranged concerts and other mass performances.

Armin Van Buuren performed in the facility on 7 March 2013 as part of a celebration to commemorate 600 episodes of A State of Trance.[4]

The French singer Mylène Farmer performed on 27 October 2013.

Panorama of Minsk-Arena

References[edit]

Preceded by
Hisense Arena
Melbourne
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

2013
Succeeded by
Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño
Cali

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°56′11″N 27°28′58″E / 53.9365°N 27.4829°E / 53.9365; 27.4829