Palace of Sports, Kiev

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Palace of Sports
Палац Спорту
Kyiv. Palace of Sports.JPG
LocationShevchenko, Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates50°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 transitKiev Metro:
Obolonsko–Teremkivska line Obolonsko–Teremkivska line at Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho
Syretsko-Pecherska Line Syretsko-Pecherska Line at Palats Sportu
OwnerKyivskyi Palats Sportu CJSC
CapacityConcerts: 10,000
Ice hockey: ≤7,000
Field size66 m x 102 m
Surfacefloor/ice variable
Construction
OpenedDecember 9, 1960
Renovated1982, 2011
ArchitectMykhailo Hrechyna, O. Zavarov
Tenants
Kyiv-Basket (2018–present)

The Palace of Sports (Ukrainian: Палац Спорту, Palats Sportu) is an indoor 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. Four years later, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was hosted in the venue. This means that the venue is the first and only venue to date to have hosted both the adult and the junior versions of the event.

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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kyiv Palace of Sports at Wikimedia Commons

Events and tenants
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
László Papp Budapest Sports Arena
Budapest