The Venue - Minsk Arena
From 20 until 24 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).
A 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.
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.
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.