The arena will become a new home of KHL's Kazakhstan representative - Barys Astana. The new arena will have 12 000 seats in hockey configuration and will be completed in 2015.
Hockey Club Barys (Kazakh: Барыс хоккей клубы; Russian: Хоккейный клуб Барыс), commonly referred to as the Barys Astana, is a professional ice hockey team based in Astana, Kazakhstan. They are members of the Chernyshev Division of the Eastern Conference of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The team was formed in 1999, to play in the Kazakhstan Hockey Championship. Barys won two Kazakhstan Championship titles in 2007-08 and 2008–09 seasons. They also competed in the First and Supreme League of the Russian Ice Hockey Championship, in parallel. In 2008, Barys joined to newly formed Kontinental Hockey League.
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