Traktor Ice Arena

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Traktor Ice Arena
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Full name Traktor Ice Arena
Location Chelyabinsk, Russia,
Coordinates 55°10′30″N 61°17′14″E / 55.174918°N 61.287283°E / 55.174918; 61.287283Coordinates: 55°10′30″N 61°17′14″E / 55.174918°N 61.287283°E / 55.174918; 61.287283
Broke ground 2007
Built 2009
Opened 17 January, 2009
Owner Chelyabinsk Oblast
Construction cost 981 000 000 roubles/ 41 340 075 USD (in 2008)
Project manager Skanska AB
General contractor Baltic Building Company
Capacity 7,517
Field dimensions 60×30 m
Tenants
Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL) (2009–present)
Belye Medvedi (MHL) (2009–present)

Traktor Ice Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Chelyabinsk, Russia. It is used for various indoor events and is the home arena of the Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The capacity of the arena is 7,500 spectators. It replaced Yunost Sport Palace as the home of Traktor.

Construction[edit]

The arena was designed by a Swedish complany Skanska that previously worked on Atlant's Mytishchi Arena. Construction began in spring 2007 and was originally expected to finish by the 2008-09 season. But due to subsequent construction problems the official opening was rescheduled for January 2009. The first hockey game on the new stadium was played against Metallurg Magnitogorsk, it was won by Traktor 3-2.

On 15 February 2013, the arena was damaged by the blast wave from the explosion of the Chelyabinsk meteor.

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Preceded by
Yunost Sport Palace
Home of the
Traktor Chelyabinsk

2009–
Succeeded by
Current