Palace of Sports, Kiev

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Palace of Sports Kiev
Палац Спорту в Києві червень 2009 року.jpg
The Kyiv Palace of Sports in 2009
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°26′14″N 30°31′20″E / 50.43722°N 30.52222°E / 50.43722; 30.52222Coordinates: 50°26′14″N 30°31′20″E / 50.43722°N 30.52222°E / 50.43722; 30.52222
Opened 1960
Renovated 1982, 2011
Owner Kyivskyi Palats Sportu CJSC
Surface floor/ice variable
Architect M.Hrechyna, O. Zavarov
Capacity Concerts: 10,000
Sport: 7,000

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.

It was built in 1960, to design of Mykhailo Hrechyna and Oleksiy Zavarov, as a major indoor sports arena.

  • 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[edit]

The Palats Sportu Metro station (Syretsko-Pecherska Line Syretsko-Pecherska Line) is situated immediately next to the venue's entrance. There are also trolleybus, bus and marshrutka stops in the vicinity.

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Preceded by
Abdi İpekçi Arena
Istanbul
Eurovision Song Contest Venue
2005
Succeeded by
Olympic Indoor Hall
Athens