The Great Ice Rink currently under construction in pre-Olympic Sochi will be part of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s complex, in addition to the Small Ice Rink and a training ice rink. The Great Ice Rink will have room for 12,000 fans and will open in 2012. After the Games, the Great Ice Rink will become an ultra-modern multi-functional sports and entertainment complex built to international standards.
Facilities and infrastructure built for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi will cost 195.3 billion rubles. Previous estimates put this figure at 206 billion rubles.
The government will spend 80% of all money invested in the city’s development and the Olympic facilities’ construction to develop Sochi as a tourist center, with just 20% to be spent on the Games themselves. A total of 235 facilities will be built in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.