The need for a world-class arena in Moscow has long been recognized, which is why the entire sporting community followed the progress of the Park of Legends with keen interest. The ambitious project was unprecedented in scale: the huge expanse of land, once belonging to the Soviet automotive giant, ZIL, over time, is to be covered in its entirety by a new cultural and entertainment complex with every facility – sporting arenas and stadia, office buildings, the Museum of Hockey, apartment blocks, and much more.
To the delight of hockey fans, the first stage was the construction of the biggest ice palace in all Russia, housing three rinks under a single roof, with the main arena accommodating 12,000 spectators.
Given the huge demand in the capital for sporting facilities of this class, there was never any chance that the magnificent new palace would remain idle. The Park of Legends will continue to be the center of attraction for the sporting community all across the nation. With this in mind, it was only natural that the League’s management should choose the VTB Ice Palace to stage its annual showcase event. The KHL All-Star Game demands a venue that is simply the best.