Uruchie Sports Palace
(Minsk, 196 Nezavisimosti Ave.)
During the II European Games the the Uruchie Sports Palace will host the Boxing events.
The Uruchie Sports Palace and recreation complex belongs to the Armed Forces Sports Committee government agency and was first established in 1976 as a small track and field military venue. At the time, track and field, handball, futsal competitions and volleyball tournaments took place at the facility.
In 2010 the complex was closed for reconstruction that lasted over 5 years. The official opening of the renewed venue took place in February 2016 and coincided with the International Children’s Handball Tournament. This also when the name of the complex was changed to the Uruchie Sports Palace.
Currently the facility can host various national and international competitions of different levels and it complies with the European Handball Federation (EHF) regulations.
The Uruchie Sports Palace includes 3 areas: the main arena with 3,000 seats, the training area with 300 viewing spots and a badminton court.
The main arena has the latest sound, lighting and broadcasting equipment that complies with international regulations.
The main arena and the training area of the venue are used both for hosting tournaments and for training of the handball, basketball, volleyball, futsal and badminton national teams. In addition to that, tennis training is also possible.
The facility infrastructure includes a medical and recreational centre, a press centre, a gym, a bowling centre and a restaurant.
The recreational centre that’s used by the members of various national teams includes two saunas, a swimming pool, a rec room and a massage parlour.
The strength-training gym has modern professional cardio- and strength training equipment.
The Uruchie Sports Palace is the «SKA-Minsk» male handball club’s home playground. The team is a six-time USSR champion, a three-time EHF Cup and a two-time EHF Cup Winners' Cup holder.
There’s an Olympian Glory for the Military Athletes exhibition found on the 2nd floor of the complex. It commemorates the eight Olympic champions raised at the complex - winners of the 1988 Seoul and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
The Palace has hosted several EHF Cup competitions, the UEFA Futsal Cup in October 2017, the 7th International Martial Arts Games in December 2017 and others sports events.