It was massively destroyed during the World War II and was again rebuilt in between 1947-1954. The stadium was further renovated in between 1978-1980 for the soccer matches of the 1980 Summer Olympics.
The Dinamo Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Minsk, Belarus that was mainly constructed as a football stadium, but after several renovations, it is now used as a multi-purpose arena. Initially, the capacity of the stadium was 40,000, but the upper stand was not used for years since the middle of the 1990s, due to safety purpose, reducing the capacity to 34,000. The stadium has gone through several changes during the course of time. It was constructed in 1934 and expanded in 1939. In 2012, the stadium was closed for major reconstruction works and opened again in 2014 as a "soccer-specific stadium".
Since 1992, Belarus National Football team has been playing most of their matches here. The national team has also played several international matches in the stadium.
From 2009 to 2012, the stadium served as the home ground of the "FC Minsk" (Belarusian football club).
"Dinamo Minsk" played their home games in this stadium till 2008. After 2008, the "Dinamo Minsk" shifted to the "Dinamo-Yuni Stadium".
The stadium maintained a tradition of hosting the final matches of the Belarusian Cup held almost every year between 1992 and 2012 (except in 2002 and 2011).
The stadium served as one of the main venues for the football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics. It hosted six group phase matches and one quarterfinal.
The stadium hosted parts of the 1984 UEFA U-18 Euro Championship, held in the Soviet Union.
The arena has been employed by several Belarusian clubs when their stadiums did not match the UEFA criteria. In recent years, it was used by BATE Borisov in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League games.
The football arena also witnessed the 1985 FIFA U-20 World Cup.