Arena 2000

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Arena 2000 Lokomotiv
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Location Yaroslavl, Russia
Owner RZhD
Capacity Hockey: 9,070
Concert: 8,795
Broke ground 1998
Opened October 12, 2001
Construction cost $62 million
Architect Skanska
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)

Arena 2000 (ru: Универсальный Культурно-Спортивный Комплекс Арена-2000) is an arena, in Yaroslavl, Russia. It opened in 2001 and holds approximately 9,000 people. It is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team. It is also used for concerts, exhibitions and as a skating rink.

The chairman of the International Ice Hockey Federation called it "the world's best multisports center in its size class."

The first game in Arena 2000 took place on October 12, 2001, with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl posting a 3-1 win over HC Lada Togliatti. Since then, it has been host to a number of events.

It hosted the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

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Coordinates: 57°35′22″N 39°50′55″E / 57.58944°N 39.84861°E / 57.58944; 39.84861