Olympic Stadium (Moscow)
|Location||Olimpiyskiy pr., 16с1, Moscow, Russia, 129090|
|Opened||19 July 1980|
Olympic Stadium, known locally as the Olimpiyskiy or Olimpiski, is a large indoor arena, located in Moscow, Russia. It was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics and, divided into two separated halls, hosted the basketball and boxing events.
A part of the Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex, it makes up one architectural ensemble with another venue, constructed at the same time, the Swimming Pool. The venue is so large, that up to 80,000 people can occupy its space. The stadium can hold up to 16,000 people for televised events.
In May 2014, the city of Moscow auctioned 65% of shares in the stadium that it previously controlled; oil company ZAO Neftegazprod won the auction, paying 4,672 billion rubles (approximately €100 million).
Roger Waters performed a sold out show during The Wall Live Tour on 23 April 2011. The show was attended by the likes of Konstanin Nikolsky, Andrey Makarevich and David Tukhmanov. The spectacle was the most expensive show staged on Russian soil.
Limp Bizkit performed at the venue on 4 and 5 June 2012, and again on 29 November 2013. They will also be doing a back to back show 31 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.
Paul McCartney performed during his On the Run Tour on 14 December 2011, 8 years after his first live performance in Russia, which took place in Red Square, during his Back in the World Tour on 24 May 2003.
Thirty Seconds to Mars performed during Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams Tour on March 1, 2014
It has hosted the Davis Cup finals and Bandy World Championships on several occasions, and is the home of the Kremlin Cup tournament. It was the world's first indoor bandy arena. When smaller indoor sports are held at the venue, such as tennis or basketball, only 1/4 of the floor space is used. Capacity at this configuration can vary between 10,000 and 16,000 people.
The 2013 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held in the stadium between 17–23 April 2013.
- 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 67-71.
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- Новым владельцем 65% акций СК "Олимпийский" стал "Нефтегазпрод" (in Russian). ITAR-TASS. 23 May 2014.
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- "AriaFest 25 Anniversary concert". MetalTraveller.com. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
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