Luzhniki Palace of Sports

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Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium as it appears today

Luzhniki Palace of Sports, formerly the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium, is a sports arena in Moscow, Russia, a part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex. Built in 1956, it originally had a spectator capacity of 13,700. In the past it was the host site of the world and European championships in ice hockey, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, boxing and other sports.

It hosted several games during the 1972 Summit Series ice hockey tournament between the Soviet Union and Canada and was a venue for gymnastics and judo events at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 2002, the arena experienced a major reconstruction and the seating capacity was lowered to 11,500. The arena subsequently hosted the 2005 World Figure Skating Championships. It was primarily used for ice hockey as the home arena for HC Dynamo Moscow up until the year 2000,[2] in which the club moved to Minor Arena.[2]

Notable sporting events[edit]

Notable concerts[edit]


  1. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 58–60.
  2. ^ a b Стадион (Russian)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g History of the palace of the sport(Russian)

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Coordinates: 55°43′21″N 37°32′51″E / 55.722440°N 37.547525°E / 55.722440; 37.547525

Events and tenants
Preceded by
Unknown venue, Cortina
Sportovní hala, Prague
Sportovní hala, Prague
Sportovní hala, Prague
Ice Hockey World Championships

Succeeded by
Unknown venue, Oslo
Unknown venue, Helsinki
Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Unknown venue, Vienna
Preceded by
Centennial Hall
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Helsinki Ice Hall
Preceded by
Palacio de Deportes
UEFA Futsal Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by