Sokolniki ArenaEdit profile
Sokolniki Arena or Sokolniki Sports Palace is an indoor sporting arena located in Moscow, Russia. It is located in the Sokolniki District of the city, a fifteen minute walk from Sokolniki metro station, right by Sokolniki Park. Initially it was an outdoor skating rink, roofed in 1973 during the preparations for the 1973 Summer Universiade. The capacity of the arena is 5,000. The Sokolniki Sports Palace was a venue of handball tournament for the 1980 Summer Olympics, including the final. It is the home arena of the HC Spartak Moscow ice hockey team.
There is a small practice rink located just to the east of the main arena.Reference
- 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 114-7.