Stadiums and athletic facilities

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Home arena of FC Krylia Sovetov, which plays in the Premier League. Metallurg stadium is one of the most visited ones in Russia. In 2004, it was recognized as the most visited arena in Eastern Europe. In the 2015/16 season, more than 158 thousand fans came to watch football here on Metallurg. There are three stands at the stadium - Western, Eastern and Northern. The capacity of Metallurg is 30,251 people, there are zones for people with disabilities.

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This is the arena where the Samara hockey club CSK VVS, which plays in the top hockey league, trains and plays its home matches. The ice rink size is 30 by 60 m, capacity is 3,000 people. The ice palace hosts other hockey competitions, as well as  figure skating tournaments  of regional and national level. For several years now the Vladislav Tretyak Cup – named after the legendary goalkeeper, three-time Olympic champion - is being played here. Young hockey players from all over Russia take part in this competition. For many years, the CSK VVS (Air Force) palace has also been used for cultural events. In 1967, the poet, musician and actor Vladimir Vysotsky performed here, it was his first performance in front of such a large audience. That is why in 2008 a monument to Vladimir Vysotsky was erected near the sports palace.

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The multi-purpose complex MTL Arena is capable of hosting concerts, exhibitions, business forums and conferences, and sporting events alike. On this arena Samara basketball club plays; judo, mini-football, chess tournaments and other kinds of athletic competitions are held here. The hall of MTL Arena accommodates up to 3,500 spectators.

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This sports and training center was built in Samara in 2009. Today it is one of the largest centers for sports and artistic gymnastics in the region. Gracia has halls for sports and artistic gymnastics alike. Both are made in accordance with the requirements of the International Federation of Gymnastics and allow holding competitions of national and international level. The capacity of the artistic gymnastics hall is 1,000 seats. There are also competitions in judo, sambo, karate, Greco-Roman wrestling, table tennis, boxing, sumo, taekwondo, badminton and dancesport held here. The capacity of the sports gymnastic hall is 140 seats. The complex also has a fitness area, a hotel, a cafe and conference facilities.

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Ice palace and multi-purpose arena in Togliatti. It was built quite recently - in 2013. The capacity of Lada Arena is 6,200 seats. The Palace of Sports is the home ground of Togliatti own hockey team Lada, which since 2014 plays in the Kontinental Hockey League. There are other sports and cultural and entertainment events held here. For example, in 2014 on the Lada Arena hosted a gala concert of the Russian Student Spring Festival. In 2014 Togliatti Ice Palace became the winner of the annual award of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation entitled “Sports Facilities. Results of the Year” in the “Ice Palace of the Year” nomination.

The sports and technical complex named after Anatoly Stepanov in Togliatti is the former Stroitel stadium, at which the first speedway competition of the city was held. In 2003 the reconstruction of the arena began. After its completion a modern speedway stadium with 15 thousand spectator capacity appeared in Togliatti. Today, at the STC named after Anatoly Stepanov, it is possible to hold competitions of any class according to the licenses of the European Motorcycle Union (UEM) and the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM). In 2010, STK was awarded the "A" class - the highest track rating according to international classification. In 2009, the final of the European Speedway Championship was held here, in 2010 - the qualifying stage of the Grand Prix Challenge - the most prestigious speedway competition. STC named after Anatoly Stepanov is home arena of Togliatti Mega-Lada. In 2010 the stadium was named after the club president, Anatoly Stepanov. Mega-Lada is a 14-time speedway champion of Russia.