MINSK, 28 May (BelTA) – Kontinental Hockey League players name Minsk Arena as KHL most attractive, according to the polls conducted by the Top Five show on the NTV Plus TV Channel.
24% of 100 polled players stated that Minsk Arena is the most pleasant venue to play. The Ice Palace in St. Petersburg was placed second (15.4%). Arena Riga received 11.5% of votes to rank third.
Among the least attractive places were named the Sport Palace in Novokuznetsk (22.9%), the Ice Palace Vityaz in Chekhov (15.5%), and the Sport Palace in Sokolniki, Moscow (11.9%).
This season Minsk Arena has become the KHL best attended stadium for the second year in a row, being among the best in average attendance in Europe.
KHL players named the best ice surface at the rink in Kazan (23.7% of the polled). Second was St. Petersburg (16.5%). Minsk Arena ranked third best here with 10.3% of votes.
KHL players believe the worst ice surface to be in the CSKA Ice Palace in Moscow (23.6%), Spartak Arena in Sokolniki and Avtomobilist Arena in Yekaterinburg (12.4% each).