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From 20th until 24th February 2013, Minsk Arena multifunctional cultural and sports centre will host the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
Minsk Arena is one of the most multifunctional venues in Europe, aimed to host international sports, cultural and entertainment events.
The centre consists of four basic facilities: Arena sports and cultural complex (with 15,000 seats), Cycle Track (with 2,000 seats), Skating Stadium (with 3,000 seats), alongside multilevel parking (1,080 car spots).
Minsk Arena has become a leader as the most spacious stadium of the Continental Hockey league; it is one of the largest ice hockey stadiums in Europe in terms of spectator’s seats capacity.
New construction, which makes impression with its Hi-Tech architecture and excels any other Belarusian sports centre in its beauty, internal design and the number of services, has become an attraction not only in Belarus, but either in whole Europe.
Ultramodern equipment, which meets the highest professional demands, and a unique stage complex with no analogues in Belarus, all this enables Minsk Arena to host numerous events of high international and national significance in sports and cultural life of Belarus.
Minsk Arena multifunctional centre hosted the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the Star Match of the Continental Hockey League, the Track Cycling European Championships, the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, alongside concerts of world singers like Rammstein, Scorpions, Sir Elton John, Sting, Jose Carreras and many others.
Arena stadium is a home arena for the Dynamo-Minsk hockey club, which is playing in the Continental Hockey League; it will be the main venue for the 2014 World Ice Hockey Championships.
During sports and cultural events, numerous facilities are at the service of the spectators, alongside 37 VIP-boxes, SpArt restaurant and several bars with stylish interiors, festive atmosphere and tasty menu on offer. www.minskarena.comA velodrome with a modern track which was built within the Minsk Arena sports centre meets the highest international standards. In 2009, Minsk hosted the European Track Cycling Championships. New bicycle lanes, MTB and BMX tracks are being planned and constructed, aimed to extend a number of cycling amateurs, who use a bicycle as a basic transportation and recreational means.
Today cycling sport in Belarus is aimed to adopt international standards in terms of event’s organization and new modern technologies of sports marketing and management, to involve public organizations and business in the cycling movement.
In Belarus, cycling competitions find a wide support of media resources. Actual media coverage for the Belarusian and post-Soviet audience is carried out via www.cycling.by, the official web-side of the Belarusian Cycling Federation.