On October 8, 2020, the Russian Ministry of Sports approved a name for the multifunctional sports complex that will become part of the comprehensive development project at the former Tushino airfield. The complex will be called Chkalov Arena. Its site was the birthplace of breakthrough projects during the Soviet period. The airfield, which countless contemporary aircraft and helicopters took off from, was surrounded by a host of laboratories and research institutes.
The name of the complex honors Valery Pavlovich Chkalov, a famous test pilot and hero of the Soviet Union, who made the first nonstop flight over the North Pole from Moscow to Vancouver (Washington, USA) in 1937 and contributed to the development of Soviet aviation in many invaluable ways.
ASTERUS’s 65-hectare project includes the construction of residential and business facilities and social, sports, and supporting infrastructure, as well as the creation of green spaces and general urban improvement along the Moskva River embankment.
The sports complex is 32,700 sq. m in size, including underground parking spaces, and will feature a three-story fitness center with a 25-meter pool, two ice areas, fencing and rhythmic gymnastics centers, sports gear stores, and cafés.
This multifunctional complex will open its doors to the residents of ÁLIA, the nearby business park (currently under construction), and the entire Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo District, becoming yet another sports landmark in the area, alongside the Otkritie Bank Arena stadium, the Wake People club with a wakeboarding and wakesurfing school, and the Snej.com alpine skiing club.
The construction of the Chkalov Arena multifunctional sports complex started in August 2019 and is expected to end in Q1 2021. Project developer: ASTERUS. Construction developer: Vi Holding Development. General contractor: ANTTEQ LLC.