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All-clear for Arena Traktor


The Kontinental Hockey League has received the results of the technical investigation into possible structural damage to the upper sections of Chelyabinsk’s Arena Traktor during the recent meteor shower. According to the experts, “our inspection discovered no significant breakage, harm, or weakening of girders and their supporting columns, or any damage which could pose a threat to operational safety.”

The structural integrity of the stadium was not harmed by the shock wave from the meteorite impact of the 15th February. Having considered these findings, the KHL has granted Traktor permission to use the arena to play its scheduled home games in the Gagarin Cup play-offs, beginning with Games 1 and 2 of the first round series against Barys Astana on the 21st and 22nd of February.