The Sports and Concert Complex was built on Tsitsernakaberd hill.
Sports and Concert Complex named after Karen Demirchyan is one of the largest concert complexes in Yerevan.
The complex was opened in 1983, but due to a major fire that occurred a year and a half later, it was closed until the end of reconstruction at the end of 1987.
The complex was designed by Armenian architects A. Tarkhanyan, S. Khachikyan, G. Poghosyan and G. Musheghian.
The construction was carried out under the leadership of I. Tsaturyan, A. Azizyan and M. Aharonyan.
The Safavid army then laid siege to Yerevan on 15 November. The Persian army of Shah Abbas I conquered the Yerevan fortress after 9 months of siege, whereas the other towns of the Eastern Caucasus surrendered to the Shah with practically no resistance. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians, including residents of Yerevan, were taken captive and sent to Persia.