Palats Sportu, better known as Kiev's Sports Palace, is the venue for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. Svitlana Bazhanova, Senior expert at the International Relations Department of the Ukraine public broadcaster confirmed that to esctoday.com moments ago.
Jill Paulsson of the EBU also confirmed the news to esctoday.com
The Palats Sportu needs heavy renovation, but size, location and costs likely made the European Broadcasting Union enthousiastic. The venue is easy to reach by underground. The Syretsko-Pecherska underground (also known as the green line) stops right next to the venue.