“Dynamo” is a stadium in Minsk, the main sports arena of Belarus. It is also the main arena of the football team of Belarus. Located on Kirov Street, 8. The capacity of the stadium before the reconstruction was 34 thousand people. Reconstruction of the complex is carried out in accordance with Decree No. 220 of May 16, 2014. The Minsk City Executive Committee proposed to build the National Olympic Stadium from the Dinamo Stadium.
The stadium was officially opened on June 12, 1934, reconstructed in 1939, destroyed during the Great Patriotic War. The new stadium was built in 1947-1954. (architects N.D. Collie, V. Wolfenson, N. Schmidt, M.P. Parusnikov, S. Kh. Satunts, E. Sharkova). Belonged to the Minsk Regional Council of the Physical Culture and Sports Society “Dynamo”.
In 1978-1980, in preparation for the matches of the football tournament of the 1980 Summer Olympics, the stadium underwent considerable reconstruction. The territory of the stadium was expanded and fenced with a new fence with the symbols of the Olympics-80. A modern central tribune was built, instead of the old one. New bowl of the Olympic fire are established.
In the second half of July 1980, the stadium held 7 matches of the Olympic football tournament, including 1 quarterfinal.
In 1999, a reconstruction was carried out, during which the bench seats were replaced by seats. The capacity has decreased from 50,000 to 34,000.
On the territory adjacent to the stadium since the mid-1990s there was a clothing market, which was closed in 2012.
Until 2009, home matches at the stadium were held by the Minsk “Dynamo”.
In the 2008/09, 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons the BATE Borisov Club used the Dynamo Stadium as a home arena during the games of the Champions League group stage, as the “Gorodskoy” home stadium did not meet the requirements of UEFA for the matches of the group stage of the Champions League .
Reconstruction began in 2012 and assumed an increase in the capacity to 41,000 seats, the installation of visors over the stands, the construction of underground car parks in the adjacent territory, and more. It was planned that in 2018 the stadium will be able to host the Europa League final. In April 2016 it became known that the stadium project was being amended to match the fourth category of UEFA. The deadline for delivery of the stadium was postponed to 2018.