Olympic Stadium (Moscow)

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Спортивный комплекс Олимпийский
Moscow 05-2017 img48 Olimpiysky Arena.jpg
Aerial view of the arena (c.2017)
Full name Olympic Sports Complex
Address 16 строение 1
Moscow 129090
Location Olimpiyskiy Prospekt
Coordinates 55°46′52″N 37°37′35″E / 55.78111°N 37.62639°E / 55.78111; 37.62639Coordinates: 55°46′52″N 37°37′35″E / 55.78111°N 37.62639°E / 55.78111; 37.62639
Owner ZAO Neftegazprod
Capacity 35,000 (Main Arena)
5,000 (North Hall)
Broke ground 1977
Opened 19 July 1980 (1980-07-19)
Structural engineer V. I. Nadezhdin
General contractor Glavmospromstroy
Venue Website

Olimpiysky (Russian: Olympic Stadium) (known locally as the Olimpiski) is an indoor arena, located in Moscow, Russia. It was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics and, divided into two separated halls, hosted the basketball and boxing events.[1]


A part of the "Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex", it makes up one architectural ensemble with another venue, constructed at the same time, the Swimming Pool, the venue is so large, that up to 80,000 people can occupy its space. The stadium can hold up to 16,000 people for televised events.[2]

In May 2014, the Government of Moscow auctioned 65% of shares in the stadium that it previously controlled. Oil company ZAO Neftegazprod won the auction, paying 4,672 billion rubles (approximately 100 million euros).[3]


Didier Marouani and Space (French band) performed for 8 concerts from 21 to 28 June 1983.

Kylie Minogue performed there on 16 June 2008 as part of her KylieX2008.

The stadium was the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[4]

Russian metal band Aria sold out the arena for its 25 Anniversary concert. Aria ex-members were the opening bands.[5]

Roger Waters performed a sold out show during The Wall Live Tour on 23 April 2011. The show was attended by the likes of Konstanin Nikolsky, Andrey Makarevich and David Tukhmanov, the spectacle was the most expensive show staged on Russian soil.

Britney Spears performed there on 21 July 2009 as part of her The Circus Starring Britney Spears and again on 24 September 2011 during her Femme Fatale Tour.

Limp Bizkit performed at the venue on 4 and 5 June 2012, and again on 29 November 2013. They will also be doing a back to back show 31 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Paul McCartney performed during his On the Run Tour on 14 December 2011, 8 years after his first live performance in Russia, which took place in Red Square, during his Back in the World Tour on 24 May 2003.

Madonna performed during the MDNA Tour on 7 August 2012, causing controversy to have discoursed about the LGBT rights in Russia.

Legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath performed at the venue during their Black Sabbath Reunion Tour on 1 June 2014, and again during their farewell tour called The End Tour on 12 July 2016.

Green Day's performance, during their 99 Revolutions Tour on 21 June 2013, marks their very first live performance in Russia.

Mylène Farmer performed during Mylène Farmer en tournée on July 1, 2009 and during Timeless 2013 on November 1, 2013.

Thirty Seconds to Mars performed during Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams Tour on March 1, 2014


A view during the 2015 World Fencing Championships on 15 July

It has hosted the Davis Cup finals and Bandy World Championships[6] on several occasions, and is the home of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament.

It was the world's first indoor bandy arena. When smaller indoor sports are held at the venue, such as tennis or basketball, only 1/4 of the floor space is used. Capacity at this configuration can vary between 10,000 and 16,000 people.

The arena hosted the 1999 FIBA EuroStars game[7] and the 2005 Euroleague Final Four.[8]

1989 Bandy World Championship (the first bandy world championship held indoors) and 2008 Bandy World Championship were played here.

The 2013 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held in the stadium between 17–23 April 2013.

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Montreal Forum
Olympic Basketball tournament
Final Venue

Succeeded by
The Forum
Los Angeles
Preceded by
Exhibition Hall
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1994 - 1995
Succeeded by
Mässan Hall
Preceded by
Max Schmeling Halle
FIBA Euro All star game

Succeeded by
Final Venue
Preceded by
Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas
Fed Cup
Final Four venue

Succeeded by
Krylatskoe Sport Palace
Preceded by
Yad Eliyahu Sports Hall
Tel Aviv
Final Four

Succeeded by
Sazka Arena
Preceded by
Sibamac Arena
Davis Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Memorial Coliseum
Preceded by
Budapest Sports Arena
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics

Succeeded by
Luis Puig Palace
Preceded by
Bandy World Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Oulunkylä Ice Rink
Preceded by
Khimik Stadium
Bandy World Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
ABB Arena Syd
Preceded by
Belgrade Arena
Eurovision Song Contest

Succeeded by
Telenor Arena