Minsk Sports Palace

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Sports Palace
Location Minsk, Belarus
Capacity 3,311
Construction
Broke ground 1963
Opened 1966
Tenants
Tivali Minsk (1966-2001)
HC Dinamo Minsk (2004-2010)

Minsk Sports Palace is an indoor sports arena, located in Minsk, Belarus. The arena seats 4,842 spectators and opened in 1966.

It hosts various indoor events and used to serve as the home of HC Dynamo Minsk, of the KHL, before Minsk-Arena was completed. It also hosted Miss Supranational 2013 on September 6.

History[edit]

Draft National Sports Palace was designed by a team of the institute "Belgosproekt" in the main architect Filimonov SD, architect Malyshev, VN and chief engineer of the project Korzhevsky VV Construction lasted from September 1963 to May 1966. Feature of the project was the asymmetrical arrangement of spectators in the stands stationary and the scene on the opposite side of the playground. This decision, coupled with the use of prefabricated grandstands in the pit, allowing to transform the arena into a concert hall. The project became a model and was re-implemented in Chelyabinsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Volgograd, and Vilnius. In 1984, the Palace of sports included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of the BSSR.

In the 1960 - 1980 at the Palais des Sports were the largest Republican events, as well as allied championships and international tournaments in wrestling, fencing, boxing, weightlifting, rhythmic and artistic gymnastics and other sports. It conducted its matches in the championship hockey club of the Union Dynamo and handball SKA. Moreover, the Palace were the biggest concerts and Republican Party meetings.

In 1990 the Palace premises were leased, in the arena were exhibition events, and sporting events had taken place. In 2001-2004 was carried out stepwise reconstruction of the Palace of Sports: updated building facades, replace refrigeration, lighting and sound equipment, installed air conditioning system, replaced by seats for spectators, installed a new electronic bulletin board.

Description Arena[edit]

Large Arena[edit]

Main arena of the Palace of Sport is a universal sport and entertainment room with a hockey box sizes 61x30 meters, which is a few hours transforms into a venue for other sporting event or concert. In this case falls covering protecting ice from melting and the infiltration of cold outside, where the team set the scene, pavement, or laid parquet.

Total capacity of the stands is as follows: in the sporty version - 3,311 visitors (including the main grandstand - 3074 seats, small podium - 237 seats), in concert version - 4,500 spectators.

In addition to the main arena of the Palace has a fitness room, gym / fitness facilities, 4 dressing rooms, domestic, administrative, technological and other facilities that provide vital functions of the building. In the main lobby of the Palace of sports are 6 closets for spectators, 2 hockey store ammunition, and on the ground floor - the club "Overtime".

Small Arena[edit]

In 1999, on-site open area behind the Sports Palace was built indoor training arena. In addition to the hockey box (61x30 m) and stands for 300 spectators, there is a light board, referees, utility rooms for players, coaching rooms, a sports gym, a room for medical equipment and technological facilities that ensure the functioning of the building. Small Sports Palace arena is used mainly as a platform for training sessions for hockey and figure skating.

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Coordinates: 53°54′38″N 27°32′58″E / 53.910679°N 27.54958°E / 53.910679; 27.54958