CSKA Arena
VTB Ice Palace1.jpg
Former names VTB Ice Palace
Legends Arena (during construction)
Location Moscow, Russia
Built 2013–15
Opened April 26, 2015
Owner Inter RAO Group
Construction cost 4.5 billion Ruble
(60 million Euro)
Capacity Large Arena
Ice Hockey: 12,100
Small Arena
Ice Hockey: 3,500
Tenants
CSKA Moscow (KHL, since 2018)
Spartak Moscow (KHL, since 2017)
HC Dynamo Moscow (KHL, 2015 – 2019)

CSKA Arena (Russian: ЦСКА Арена),[1] 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.

Venues[edit | edit source]

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.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

It is the home stadium for Spartak Moscow since 2017 and for CSKA Moscow since 2018.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. VTB Ice Palace gets a new name, CSKA Arena. cska-hockey.ru. Retrieved on 2018-08-09.

External links[edit | edit source]

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