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
Owner Kyivskyi Palats Sportu CJSC
Capacity Concerts: 10,000
Sport: 7,000
Surface floor/ice variable
Opened 1960
Renovated 1982, 2011
Architect M.Hrechyna, O. Zavarov
Side view of the building in September 2016

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.


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


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

In 2005, it hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, 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 (French band)on 10,11,12,13,14,15 of July 1983, Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears on September 27, 2011 as part of her Femme Fatale Tour, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, A-ha, Jamiriquai, 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.

Public transport connections[edit]

The Palats Sportu Metro station (Syretsko-Pecherska Line Syretsko-Pecherska Line) is situated immediately next to the venue's entrance. There are also trolleybus, bus and marshrutka stops in the vicinity.

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Preceded by
Abdi İpekçi Arena
Eurovision Song Contest Venue
Succeeded by
Olympic Indoor Hall
Preceded by
Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre
Junior Eurovision Song Contest Venue
Succeeded by
Minsk Arena