World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Olympic Stadium (Moscow)

Location Moscow, Russia
Capacity 25,000 (concerts)
22,000 (sports)
35,000 (total)
Opened 1980
Kremlin Cup (ATP 250) (WTA Premier)
Commonwealth of Independent States Cup (1993-2010, Football)
Euroleague 2004–05 Final Four (Basketball)
2006 Davis Cup Final (Tennis)
2009 Eurovision Song Contest

Olympic Stadium, known locally as the Olimpiyskiy or Olimpiski, is a large 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. It has hosted the Davis Cup finals and Bandy World Championships[2] on several occasions, and is the home of the Kremlin Cup 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[3] and the 2005 Euroleague Final Four.[4] The stadium can hold up to 16,000 people for televised events.[5]

In May 2014, the city 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).[6]


  • Events 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Didier Marouani and Space (French band) performed for 8 concerts on 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28 of June 1983

Bandy World Championship 1989 (the first indoors) and Bandy World Championship 2008 were played here.

The stadium was the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[7]

Russian metal band Aria sold out the arena for its 25 Anniversary concert. Aria ex-members were the opening bands.[8]

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.

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.

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

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 LoveLustFaith+Dreams Tour on March 16,2014

See also


  1. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 67-71.
  2. ^ Russia grabs World Bandy Championship on YouTube
  4. ^ Final Four venue: Olympiysky Arena
  5. ^ Eurovision Song Contest Serbia 2008 | News - Svante Stockselius met 2009 organisers in Moscow
  6. ^ Новым владельцем 65% акций СК "Олимпийский" стал "Нефтегазпрод" (in Russian).  
  7. ^ "Moscow accepted as 2009 Host City!". Seiste Bakke. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  8. ^ "AriaFest 25 Anniversary concert". 25 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
The central court of the 2009 Kremlin Cup in the Olympic Stadium

External links

  • (Russian) Official website of the Olympiisky Sports Complex
  • Information on venue
  • Info from
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
Oulunkylän tekojäärata
Preceded by
Khimik Stadium
Bandy World Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
ABB Arena Syd
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.