Palace of Sports, Kiev
||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Ukrainian Wikipedia. (November 2011)|
The Kyiv Palace of Sports in 2009
|Owner||Kyivskyi Palats Sportu CJSC|
|Architect||M.Hrechyna, O. Zavarov|
The Kiev Palace of Sports (Ukrainian: Київський Палац Спорту, Kyivskyi Palats Sportu) is a sport-concert complex situated in the center of Kiev, Ukraine. The complex is an independent state enterprise.
- Architecture: Constructivism Architecture, an artistic movement sporting mostly simple geometric forms.
- Capacity: 10,000 people for both the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final and final in 2005. Additionally 2,000 press delegates were catered for.
The venue hosts indoor sports games, concerts, major exhibitions and trade fairs.
In 2005, it hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, which required the facilities to be brought up to the standard, required by the European Broadcasting Union. Also, the 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in the venue. The Sports Palace is also a popular venue for concerts, having been the venue for Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears on September 27, 2011 as part of her Femme Fatale Tour, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, A-ha, Jamiriquai, Jean Michel Jarre, Moby, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse, Placebo, Limp Bizkit, The Rasmus, Christina Aguilera, Anastacia, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rea, Lara Fabian, Depeche Mode, Sting, Marilyn Manson and others.
Public transport connections
Abdi İpekçi Arena
|Eurovision Song Contest Venue
Olympic Indoor Hall