The Kiev Palace of Sports is situated in the center of Kiev, Ukraine on the right bank of the Dnieper river.
It was built in 1960 under the leadership of Mykhailo Hrechyna and Aleksei Zavarov as a major indoor sports arena. It was also a venue for large concerts with bands such as Deep Purple, A-Ha and Big Country. The venue also hosts major exhibitions and trade fairs. In 2005 it hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, which required the facilities to be brought up to the standard required by the European Broadcasting Union.
* Architecture: Constructivism Architecture, an artistic movement sporting mostly simple geometric forms.
* Capacity: 6,000 people for both the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final and final in 2005. Additionally 2,000 press delegates were catered for. #concert #eurovision #gymnastic #Kiev #Palace_of_Sports #sport #Ukraine