Ak Bars Kazan ( KHL, since 2005)
The Tatneft - Arena (Russian Татнефть - Арена, official spelling TatNeft Arena) is an indoor arena in Kazan, Russia. The hall has a capacity of 10,000 seats and is the home stadium of the ice hockey club Ak Bars Kazan, who plays in the Kontinental Hockey League since 2008.
History, data and usage
The arena was opened on 25 December 2005, the construction costs amounted to an estimated 35 million euros. The hall has an ice rink per the international standard (61 × 30 m) and a surface area of 28,000 m². After the inauguration of the Russian club Ak Bars Kazan, who played in the Super League until 2008 and now competes in the Kontinental Hockey League moved to from its former home stadium, the Sports Palace Kazan, in the Tatneft Arena. The namesake of the arena, the Russian oil company Tatneft.