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Minsk Arena Logo.svg
Location Minsk, Belarus
Capacity 15,086
Broke ground 2006
Built 2006–2009
Opened January 30, 2010
Construction cost $350 million
HC Dinamo Minsk
BC Tsmoki-Minsk

Minsk-Arena (Belarusian: Мінск-Арэна, Russian: Минск-Арена) is a multi-use indoor arena in Minsk, Belarus.

The Minsk-Arena Complex is unique in its complexity and functionality not only in Belarus but also in Europe. It includes a multi-sports and entertainment arena for 15,000 spectators (making it the largest full-time arena in use by a Kontinental Hockey League team), a skating stadium for up to 3,000 spectators and a velodrome at 2,000 spectators.


One of the primary uses of the facility is ice hockey, as the building is the home rink of HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The arena's official opening was held on 30 January 2010 when the 2nd Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game was held there. The first match in the facility, however, had already been played by Dinamo Minsk on 14 January 2010 against Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Two more KHL regular-season games were scheduled in January before the official opening: against Avtomobilist on 16 January and against Traktor on 18 January.[1]

It was one of two main venues for the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[2] It was also the venue for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010, which took place on 20 November 2010.[3]

Minsk-Arena also arranged concerts and other mass performances.

Jennifer Lopez performed to a sold out crowd during her Dance Again World Tour on September 25, 2012.

Armin Van Buuren performed in the facility on 7 March 2013 as part of a celebration to commemorate 600 episodes of A State of Trance.[4]

Depeche Mode performed at the stadium on July 29, 2013 and on February 28, 2014 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a total sold out crowd of 24,523 people.

The French singer Mylène Farmer performed on 27 October 2013.


Preceded by
Hisense Arena
UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Succeeded by
Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño

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Coordinates: 53°56′11″N 27°28′58″E / 53.9365°N 27.4829°E / 53.9365; 27.4829