Sportivnaya Station is a two-storeyed interchange single-vault station of deep level
The station was opened on September 15, 1997 as a part of the Sadovaya-Chkalovskaya branch. Its name is connected with two closely-paced large sports objects — Petrovsky Stadium and Yubiileiny Sports Palace. As a project, the station was called Tuchkov Bridge. Sportivnaya Station is a two-storeyed interchange single-vault station of deep level (its depth is up to 64 m).
Architecture of the station carries on traditions of the first stage subway representing a combination of monumental painting, sculpture and architecture. There is a text of Pierre de Coubertain’s Ode to Sport on the side wall of the station’s upper circle. Also there are elements on the low-circle tunnel walls, reflecting Olympic themes of Antiquity times. Hinged lamps imitating Olympic torches are set over lanes of the upper one. Tunnel walls bear the station’s name, made out of anodized metal. There is an entrance to the pedestrian tunnel in the sidewall of the low circle, leading to the second exit off the station to the Vasilievsky Island.
- Address: Saint Petersburg, Sportivnaya metro station