Palace of Sports, Kiev

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Palace of Sports Kiev
Київський Палац Спорту
Kyiv. Palace of Sports.JPG
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°26′14″N 30°31′20″E / 50.43722°N 30.52222°E / 50.43722; 30.52222Coordinates: 50°26′14″N 30°31′20″E / 50.43722°N 30.52222°E / 50.43722; 30.52222
Public transit Kiev Metro:
Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line at Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho
Syretsko-Pecherska Line Syretsko-Pecherska Line at Palats Sportu
Owner Kyivskyi Palats Sportu CJSC
Capacity Concerts: 10,000
Ice hockey: ≤7,000
Field size 66 m x 102 m
Surface floor/ice variable
Construction
Opened December 9, 1960
Renovated 1982, 2011
Architect Mykhailo Hrechyna, O. Zavarov

The Kiev Palace of Sports (Ukrainian: Київський Палац Спорту, Kyivskyi Palats Sportu) is a sport-concert complex situated in the center of Kiev, Ukraine. The complex is an independent state enterprise.

History[edit]

It was built in 1960, to design of Mykhailo Hrechyna and Oleksiy Zavarov, as a major indoor sports arena.

Events[edit]

The venue hosts indoor sports games, concerts, major exhibitions and trade fairs.

It hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, which required the facilities to be brought up to the standard, required by the European Broadcasting Union. Also, the 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in the venue.

The Sports Palace is also a popular venue for concerts, having been the venue for Didier Marouani and Space on 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 of July 1983, Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, A-ha, Jamiroquai, Jean Michel Jarre, Moby, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse, Placebo, Limp Bizkit, The Rasmus, Christina Aguilera, Anastacia, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rea, Lara Fabian, Depeche Mode, Sting, Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy and others.

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Preceded by
Abdi İpekçi Arena
Istanbul
Eurovision Song Contest Venue
2005
Succeeded by
Olympic Indoor Hall
Athens
Preceded by
Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre
Limassol
Junior Eurovision Song Contest Venue
2009
Succeeded by
Minsk Arena
Minsk
Preceded by
Tivoli Hall
Ljubljana
IIHF World Championship Division I Venue
2011
Succeeded by
Krynica Ice Stadium
Krynica
Preceded by
Spodek
Katowice
IIHF World Championship Division I Venue
2017
Succeeded by
TBA