Minsk, Pobediteley Ave, 4, 220004
Sports complex, Stadiums, arenas
The multifunctional sports and concert complex “Palace of Sports” is located in the center of the city, in the historical location of Tatar gardens, between Pobediteley Avenue and the Svisloch River. The palace can host competitions in 22 sports, as well as concerts and other entertainment events. Capacity in the sports version is 3311 spectators, in the concert - 4500.
The palace is one of the largest sports and entertainment facilities in the capital. The complex was opened on the eve of Victory Day on May 7, 1966. In 2001–2004, a gradual reconstruction of the Palace of Sports was carried out: the facades of the building were renewed, the refrigeration, lighting and sound equipment was replaced, the air conditioning system was installed, the seats for the audience were replaced, and a new electronic information board was installed.
In 1984, the Palace of Sports was included in the List of Monuments of History and Culture of the BSSR.
The site of the complex includes large and small arenas. The large arena is a sports and entertainment hall with a 61 × 30 m hockey box. The small arena is used as a platform for hockey and figure skating training sessions, it has an artificial plastic coating “dry ice”.
In 1999, an indoor training arena was built on the site of an open area behind the Sports Palace. In addition to the hockey box (61x30 m) and the stands for 300 spectators, there are other rooms at the Small Arena that ensure the functioning of the building. The small arena of the Palace of Sports is mainly used as a platform for hockey and figure skating training sessions.
The building of the Palace of Sports is a gym, a room for fitness classes, a dance school.
Since the opening of the facility, a huge number of national and international competitions, concerts and exhibitions have been held here. Among the largest sporting events held over the past fifteen years, we can mention the World Junior Hockey Championship (2004, 2010); European Weightlifting Championship (2010), European Boxing Championship (2013), World Futsal Championship (2015), European Indore Hockey Championship (2016), European Fencing Championship U23 (2017), World Muay Thai Championship (2017) and others.