Palace of Sports

Palace of Sports or Sports Palace (Russian: Дворец спорта) is a generic name of comprehensive indoors sports venues introduced in the Soviet Union (compare with Palace of Culture) of big size that includes various sports halls and auxiliary space.[1][2] Primarily designated to host sports events in front of spectators.

As a name it is still used in a number of post-Soviet states. Many of them had standard architectural design. Some of them were renamed, e.g., into Palace of Concerts and Sports.

The term is also used in other countries. For example, in Hispanophone countries, the term is Palacio de los Deportes.

Notable Palaces of SportsEdit

Other former Soviet statesEdit

 
Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports

Other countriesEdit

 
Istana Olahraga Gelora Bung Karno

Palacio de los DeportesEdit

 
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City

Palacio de DeportesEdit

Palais des SportsEdit

Palazzo dello SportEdit

Other Soviet entertainment complexes (Dvorets)Edit

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