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Luzhniki Palace of Sports, formerly Palace of Sports of the Luzhniki Stadium, is a (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 a host for World and European championships in ice hockey, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, boxing and other sports.
In 2002 the arena experienced major reconstruction and the seating capacity is now 11,500. The arena hosted the 2005 World Figure Skating Championships. Presently, it is primarily used for ice hockey, and was the home arena for HC Dynamo Moscow up until the year 2000, when the club moved to Minor Arena.
Notable sporting eventsEdit
- 1957, 1973, 1979 and 1986 Ice Hockey World Championships
- Games 5-8 of the 1972 Canada-USSR ice hockey Summit Series
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