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Velodromes (entry)

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VELODROMES. The first velodrome in St. Petersburg with the seating capacity of 10,000 spectators was opened in 1895 on the Kamenny Island; for a short period cycle tracks functioned in Strelna. In 1925-34 there were cycling tracks built at Lenin Stadium (currently, Petrovsky Stadium). In 1954-56, a velodrome was built near Poklonnaya Gora (81 Engelsa Avenue) according to the project of architects I.V. Pokhitonov, N.N. Stepanov, and L.M. Khidekel for Burevestnik Amateur Society; featuring a racing track of 333.3 m in length and the seating capacity of 10,000 thousand. City-wide, national, and international tournaments took place there. In 2003, the racing tracks with a 250 m-long race-track, partially roofed, with a seating capacity of 2,500 was opened (12 Severnaya Road).

I. A. Bogdanov.

Khidekel Lazar Markovich
Lenin (real name Ulyanov) Vladimir Ilyich
Pokhitonova I. V.
Stepanov Nikolay Nikolaevich

Engelsa Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 81
Severnaya Road/Saint Petersburg, city, house 12

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Petrovsky Stadium.

Engelsa Avenue

ENGELSA AVENUE, a part of Vyborgskoe Freeway until 1918, running from Novosiltsevsky Lane past Third Verkhny Lane; the avenue is an extension of Bolshoy Sampsonievsky Avenue. The avenue was called so in honour of German socialist F. Engels (1820-95)