Alexander Gomelsky Universal Sports Hall CSKA

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Alexander Gomelsky Universal Sports Hall CSKA, also known as USH CSKA, and formerly known as CSKA Palace of Sports, is a multi-purpose indoor sporting arena that is located in Moscow, Russia. It is a part of the CSKA Sports Complex. The arena is primarily used to host basketball and futsal games, but it can also be used to host boxing matches, volleyball games, handball games, tennis, gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, wrestling, fencing, martial arts, and other sports. The arena can also be used for dancing and other entertainment events. The seating capacity of the arena for basketball games 5,500 people.

Universal Sports Hall CSKA Moscow (USH CSKA)
CSKA Universal Sports Hall
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Full nameAlexander Gomelsky Universal Sports Hall CSKA Moscow
Former namesCSKA Palace of Sports
LocationMoscow, Russia
Coordinates55°47′21.23″N 37°32′33.48″E / 55.7892306°N 37.5426333°E / 55.7892306; 37.5426333Coordinates: 55°47′21.23″N 37°32′33.48″E / 55.7892306°N 37.5426333°E / 55.7892306; 37.5426333
Public transit#2 Zamoskvoretskaya line Dinamo
#11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line Petrovsky Park
#8A Solntsevskaya line Petrovsky Park
OwnerCSKA Moscow
CapacityBasketball: 5,500
SurfaceParquet Floor
Opened1979
Tenants
PBC CSKA Moscow
MFK CSKA Moscow
CSKA Universal Sports Hall in 2014

The arena is named in honor of the late Alexander Gomelsky, the former head basketball coach and honorary president of CSKA Moscow Basketball Club.[1]

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Universal Sports Hall CSKA was completed in the year 1979, during the preparations for the 1980 Summer Olympics, which were hosted by Moscow, USSR. The arena was used as a venue for the 1980 Olympics basketball tournament that was held there.[2]

Universal Sports Hall CSKA has also been used as the long-time home arena of the basketball club, PBC CSKA Moscow. It has also been used as the home arena of futsal club, MFK CSKA Moscow.

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