Luzhniki Palace of SportsEdit profile
Luzhniki Palace of Sports, formerly the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium, is a sports palace (arena) in Moscow, Russia, a part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex. Built in 1956, it originally had a spectator capacity of 13,700. In the past it was the host site of the world and European championships in ice hockey, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, boxing and other sports.
It hosted several games during the 1972 Summit Series ice hockey tournament between the Soviet Union and Canada and was a venue for gymnastics and judo events at the 1980 Summer Olympics.
In 2002, the arena experienced a major reconstruction and the seating capacity was lowered to 11,500. The arena subsequently hosted the 2005 World Figure Skating Championships. It was primarily used for ice hockey as the home arena for HC Dynamo Moscow up until the year 2000, in which the club moved to Minor Arena.Notable sporting events
- 1956, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971 and 1979 Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR.
- EuroBasket 1965
- 1957, 1973, 1979 and 1986 Ice Hockey World Championships
- 1959 FIBA World Championship for Women
- 1986 Goodwill Games
- 1962 mens' and women's Volleyball World Championship
- Games 5-8 of the 1972 Canada-USSR ice hockey Summit Series
- Kraftwerk - 2004
- Depeche Mode & The Bravery - 2006
- Muse & Nine Inch Nails - 2007
- Dream Theater, Limp Bizkit & Nightwish - 2009
- Britney Spears - 2011