“Luzhniki” Sports Palace

  • 27793 m²
    construction area
  • 11 500
  • 75×36 m
    size of the main venue
  • 14
    entrances for spectators

The “Luzhniki” sports Palace was built in 1956 and along with the Big Sports Arena, has become a sport symbol of the USSR.

In 1956, a New Year tree party for children took place at the sports Palace, which was the first musical ice show in the country, and since then the traditional New Year holidays have been held here every year.

The Palace is a multifunctional site that allows host world-class competitions in various sports.

That is how tennis, boxing and mini-football matches were held in the sports Palace in different years, as well as tournaments of various scales in wrestling, fencing, judo, boxing, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics and others.

One of the most important pages in the history of the sports Palace is the hockey Super Series matches between the national teams of the USSR and Canada.

In 1972, after a visit to the homeland of hockey, Soviet hockey players were hosting Canadians in Moscow, all four matches were held in Luzhniki

In 2002, the building of the sports Palace underwent significant reconstruction. The central arena has been completely renovated: an individual plastic seats replaced an old benches and a new tile for pouring artificial ice has appeared.

The Palace is rented by the oldest concert hall in Moscow - the State Central Concert Hall "Russia" at the moment.

Next to the sports Palace there is a complex of six outdoor tennis courts with a clay surface with a dressing pavilion and a cafe.

from sportivnaya metro station