|Former names||VTB Ice Palace|
Legends Arena (during construction)
|Opened||April 26, 2015|
|Owner||Inter RAO Group|
|Construction cost||4.5 billion Ruble |
(60 million Euro)
Ice Hockey: 12,100
Ice Hockey: 3,500
|CSKA Moscow (KHL, since 2018)|
Spartak Moscow (KHL, since 2017)
HC Dynamo Moscow (KHL, 2015 – 2019)
CSKA Arena (Russian: ЦСКА Арена), formerly known as VTB Ice Palace (Russian: ВТБ Ледовый дворец) and Legends Arena (Russian: Арена Легенд), is an indoor multi-sport venue that is located in Moscow, Russia. Its main sponsor is VTB. The facility features 3 different indoor arenas, the "Large Arena", the "Small Arena", and a training facility, all housed in the same complex. Both the large and small arenas are multi-purpose venues.
CSKA Arena is a part of the Park of Legends big renovation project, on the site of the former ZiL auto plant. It includes the Arena, the Russian Hockey Museum with the Russian Hockey Hall of Glory, Watersport Arena, and Apartments Complex. It is located nearby the ZIL MCC and Avtozavodskaya Metro station.
The large arena has a seating capacity of 12,100 viewers for ice hockey and figure skating, 13,000 for basketball and 14,000 for wrestling, boxing, MMA, and concerts. The large arena also has 80 VIP luxury box suites.
The small arena has a seating capacity of 3,500 viewers for ice hockey and figure skating, 4,400 for basketball and 5,000 for wrestling, boxing, MMA, and concerts. The third arena, the training arena, has a capacity of 500.
The Ice Palace opened on April 26, 2015. From 2015 it was the home stadium for the Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey team Dynamo Moscow before they moved into their newly built own VTB Arena in January 2019.
In 2015, five of six matches of Channel One Cup were played in the Arena.
In 2016, the arena hosted games of the 2016 IIHF World Championship.
- VTB Ice Palace gets a new name, CSKA Arena. cska-hockey.ru. Retrieved on 2018-08-09.
- Official website (Russian)
|IIHF World Championship venues|
|1998 (Hallenstadion - St. Jakobshalle), 1999 (Håkons Hall - Jordal Amfi - Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre), 2000 (Ice Palace - Yubileyny), 2001 (Preussag Arena - Nuremberg Arena - Kölnarena), 2002 (Scandinavium - Löfbergs Lila Arena - Kinnarps Arena), 2003 (Hartwall Arena - Elysée Arena - Tampere Ice Stadium), 2004 (Sazka Arena - ČEZ Aréna), 2005 (Wiener Stadthalle - OlympiaWorld Innsbruck), 2006 (Arena Riga - Skonto Hall), 2007 (Khodynka Arena - Mytishchi Arena), 2008 (Colisée Pepsi - Halifax Metro Centre), 2009 (PostFinance Arena - Kolping Arena), 2010 (Lanxess Arena - SAP Arena - Veltins-Arena), 2011 (Orange Arena - Steel Aréna), 2012 (Hartwall Arena - Ericsson Globe), 2013 (Ericsson Globe - Hartwall Areena), 2014 (Minsk-Arena - Čyžoŭka-Arena), 2015 (O2 Arena - ČEZ Aréna), 2016 (VTB Ice Palace - Yubileyny), 2017 (Lanxess Arena - AccorHotels Arena), 2018 (Royal Arena - Jyske Bank Boxen), 2019 (Ondrej Nepela Arena - Steel Aréna), 2020 (Hallenstadion - Vaudoise Arena), 2021 (Minsk-Arena - Arena Riga), 2022 (Hartwall Arena - Tampere Arena), 2023 (SKK Peterburgsky - Ice Palace), 2024 (O2 Arena - Ostravar Aréna)|
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