The Stadium "Dynamo" is located in the "City garden" in the heart of Kyiv. The nearest metro stations are "Maidan Nezalezhnosti", "Khreshchatyk" and "Arsenalna".
Stadium was built in 1932-1934. The restaurant of the stadium (a monument of constructivism), designed by the architect I. Y. Karakia. The main entrance of the stadium form a concave colonnade with two pillars on the edges.
The capacity of the stadium "Dynamo" was 18 thousand seats in 1933. The stadium had the opportunity to take up to 23 thousand spectators in this time. There were about 45 thousand people on the day of the opening of the arena for the final match of the first Ukrainian "Dinamiada" in which are teams Kyiv and Kharkiv met.
The stadium named in honor of the famous football coach Valeriy Lobanovskiy after his death in 2002.
Dynamo Kyiv team played all home matches of championships and Cups of Ukraine, as well as qualifying matches of the European Cup at his club stadium from 1996 until March 2012.
There is a monument to the players of Kyiv "Dynamo", died during the great Patriotic war, including participating in the "game of death" in the stadium. There is also a monument to Valeriy Lobanovskyi. The monument was moved to a new location — the entrance to the stadium near the intersection of Hrushevsky street and Peter Avenue at the end of December 2013.
"Dynamo" and Euromaidan
The colonnade of the Central Entrance was near the epicenter of the confrontation during the events of "Euromaidan" in Kyiv January 20, 2014. The pavilion of the ticket office burned down, which protesters pelted with firebombs. A portrait of Valery Lobanovsky also burned. The sum of the caused damage to the stadium is determined. According to the stadium Director: "the stadium will have to restore the property on their own".