Crocus City Hall

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Crocus City Hall
Крокус-Сити-холл
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Exterior view of venue (2020)
Crocus City Hall
Address20 Mezhdunarodnaya Street, 143402 Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Location Crocus City
Coordinates 55°49′33″N37°23′25″E / 55.82583°N 37.39028°E / 55.82583; 37.39028
Public transit Moskwa Metro Line 3.svg Myakinino
OwnerCrocus International
Capacity 7,300
Opened25 October 2009 (2009-10-25)
Closed 22 March 2024
Website
crocus-hall.ru

The Crocus City Hall [1] (Russian : Крокус-Сити-холл, romanized: Krokus-Siti-kholl) is a music venue located in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast (north-west of central Moscow, close to the Moscow Ring Road). The venue was opened by the businessman Aras Agalarov on 25 October 2009. On 22 March 2024, it was severely damaged by an explosion during a major terrorist attack that killed at least 144 people.

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About

The concert hall is a part of Crocus City, comprising the Crocus City Mall, Crocus Expo and Vegas City Hall  [ ru ], along with various hotels and restaurants.[ citation needed ] Crocus City Hall was built in 2009 as a concert venue with a capacity of 6,200 people; it is one of the largest in the area. It is part of a larger block of shopping centers, restaurants, and other attractions called Crocus City. [2] Crocus refers to brightly colored, seasonal flowers that grow in the spring from a bulb.

Capacity

Venue configurations/capacities
LayoutReservedGeneral admission
Auditorium6,1787,233 [3]
Concert hall3,2354,291
Theater3,2352,179[ citation needed ]

Performers

Notable performers have included Eric Clapton, [4] a-ha [5] and Joe Cocker. [6]

Other events

2024 attack

On 22 March 2024, at around 20:00 MSK (UTC+3), a mass shooting and multiple explosions occurred at the Crocus City Hall music venue. At least 144 people were killed [10] and more than 551 injured [11] after four masked and camouflaged gunmen opened fire on the people gathered at the venue. [12] Russia's Foreign Ministry called the incident a terrorist attack. [13] The Islamic State – Khorasan Province, a South-Central Asia-based regional affiliate of the Islamic State, claimed responsibility. [14] [15] [16] [17]

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