CSKA Universal Sports Hall in 2014
Alexander Gomelsky Universal Sports Hall CSKA, also known as USH CSKA, and formerly known as CSKA Palace of Sports, is a multi-purpose indoor sporting arena that is located in Moscow, Russia. The arena is primarily used to host basketball and futsal games, but it can also be used to host boxing matches, volleyball games, handball games, tennis, gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, wrestling, fencing, martial arts, and other sports. The arena can also be used for dancing and other entertainment events. The seating capacity of the arena for basketball games 5,500 people.
The arena is named in honor of the late Alexander Gomelsky, the former head basketball coach and honorary president of CSKA Moscow Basketball Club.
Universal Sports Hall CSKA was completed in the year 1979, during the preparations for the 1980 Summer Olympics, which were hosted by Moscow, USSR. The arena was used as a venue for the 1980 Olympics basketball tournament that was held there.
Universal Sports Hall CSKA has also been used as the long-time home arena of the basketball club, PBC CSKA Moscow. It has also been used as the home arena of futsal club, MFK CSKA Moscow.
- 1936: Tennis Courts, Tennis Stadium (final)
- 1948: Harringay Arena
- 1952: Messuhalli (final), Tennis Palace
- 1956: West Melbourne Stadium, Royal Exhibition Building (final)
- 1960: Palazzo dello Sport (final), Palazzetto dello Sport
- 1964: National Gymnasium
- 1968: Juan Escutia Sports Palace
- 1972: Basketballhalle
- 1976: Centre Étienne Desmarteau, Montreal Forum (final)
- 1980: CSKA Palace of Sports, Indoor Stadium (final)
- 1984: The Forum
- 1988: Jamsil Gymnasium
- 1992: Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
- 1996: Georgia Dome (final), Morehouse College Gymnasium
- 2000: Sydney SuperDome (final), The Dome and Exhibition Complex
- 2004: Hellinikon Indoor Arena, Olympic Indoor Hall (final)
- 2008: Wukesong Indoor Stadium
- 2012: Basketball Arena, North Greenwich Arena1
- 2016: Olympic Training Center – Arena 1
- 2020: Saitama Super Arena
NOTE: During the Olympic Games, venues that have naming rights sold may not use their name during the Olympic Games.