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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.

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)

HistoryEdit

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

EventsEdit

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.

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