Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex

The Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex (Russian: Спортивно-концертный комплекс «Петербургский», romanizedSportivno-kontsertnyy kompleks «Peterburgskiy») was an arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex
SKK Peterburgsky
СКК - panoramio.jpg
Former namesV. I. Lenin Sport & Concert Complex (1980–91)
Location8, Yu. Gagarina av.
Saint Petersburg 196105 Russia
Coordinates59°52′09″N 30°20′31″E / 59.86917°N 30.34194°E / 59.86917; 30.34194Coordinates: 59°52′09″N 30°20′31″E / 59.86917°N 30.34194°E / 59.86917; 30.34194
OwnerFederal State Unitary Enterprise
Capacity25,000
Construction
Broke ground1970
Opened20 May 1980 (1980-05-20)
ClosedAugust 2019 (2019-08)
Demolished31 January 2020
Architect
  • I. M. Chaiko
  • N. V. Baranov
  • V. F. Yakovlev
  • N. A. Vladislaveva
  • A. P. Morozov
Tenants
St. Petersburg Open (1995–2013)
Website
spbckk.ru (in Russian)

HistoryEdit

In Soviet time, it was called V. I. Lenin Sport & Concert Complex (Russian: Спортивно-концертный комплекс им. В. И. Ленина, romanizedSportivno-kontsertnyy kompleks im. V. I. Lenin). The complex was completed in 1979 and opened on May 19, 1980.

Besides concerts, the arena was used for various sports, notably tennis, as it was the location of the St. Petersburg Open. Other sports events hosted at the SKK include bowling, tennis table, fencing. The SKK was also used for some trade fairs.

On January 31, 2020, the roof and a large portion of the walls collapsed during the process of dismantling, resulting in the death of one worker.[1]

Significant eventsEdit

Concerts
Artist(s) Tour/Event Date(s) Note
Didier Marouani
Space
1–5 July 1983
Billy Joel 2, 3, 5 August 1987 Released as Kontsert in 1987 and A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia in 2013
Scorpions Savage Amusement Tour 17–26 April 1988
Yngwie Malmsteen Odyssey Tour 1-10 February 1989 Released as Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad
Mylène Farmer Mylène Farmer en tournée 28 June 2009
Placebo Battle for the Sun Tour 23 September 2010
Roger Waters The Wall Live 25 April 2011
Muse The Resistance Tour 20 May 2011
Shakira The Sun Comes Out World Tour 24 May 2011
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier World Tour 10 July 2011
Madonna MDNA Tour 9 August 2012
Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball 9 December 2012
Justin Bieber Believe Tour 28 April 2013
Green Day 99 Revolutions Tour 23 June 2013
Mylène Farmer Timeless 4 November 2013
Armin van Buuren Armin Only 8 February 2014
Depeche Mode Delta Machine Tour 4 March 2014
Thirty Seconds to Mars Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams Tour 18 March 2014
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience World Tour 15 May 2014
Aerosmith Global Warming Tour 27 May 2014
Metallica Lords of Summer Tour 25 August 2015
Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour 13 July 2017
16 February 2018
Roger Waters Us + Them Tour 29 August 2018
Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party Tour 11 August 2019 The very last concert in SKK before reconstruction

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WATCH huge concert hall ceiling collapse in St. Petersburg, one worker has been killed". RT. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex at Wikimedia Commons