Russia 2018

Reconstruction of Luzhniki (2013 - 2017)

2018 FIFA World Cup

14 June - 15 July

Stadiony MS BRAZÍLIE 2014

Stadiums: 12 (in 11 host cities)

Final: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

  Stadiums of World Cup in Russia

Luzhniki Stadium

Capacity: 81,000
Constructed: 2013-2017

Zenit Arena

Capacity: 69,501
New stadium: 2006-2016

Fisht Olympic Stadium

Capacity: 47,659
New stadium: WOG 2014

Otkritie Arena

Capacity: 46,990
New stadium: 2010-2014

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Volgograd Arena

Capacity: 45,015
New stadium: 2014-2017

Rostov Arena

Capacity: 43,702
New stadium: 2012-2017

Kazan Arena

Capacity: 45,105
New stadium: 2010-2013

Mordowia Arena

Capacity: 45,015
New stadium: 20112017

Volgograd Arena (2017) Kaliningrad Stadium (2017)

Samara Stadium

Capacity: 44,918
New stadium: 2014-2017

Nizhny Novgorod Stad.

Capacity: 44,331
New stadium
: 2014-2017

Central Stadium

Capacity: 35,696
Constructed: 2015-2017

Kalingrad Stadium

Capacity: 35,212

New stadium: 2015-2017

  Thematic articles: 

Volgograd Arena – a diamond of the first water among Russian stadiums

Volgograd - Volgograd ArenaVolgograd - Volgograd Arena23.04.2017: The 2018 World Cup will be played at twelve venues in eleven cities in Russia. Two of those stadiums stand in Moscow, the other ten are in cities all over Russia. The fifth largest venue for the 2018 World Cup is situated in Volgograd, a city with a population of more than a million people, located in the South European part of Russia on the river Volga. A new football stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, is being built there mainly for the purpose of providing venue for the World Cup.

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The Luzhniki stadium renovation to be completed as scheduled in 2017

Moscow - Luzhniki StadiumMoscow - Luzhniki Stadium10.01.2017: The principal venue for the 2018 World Cup will be the renovated Luzhniki stadium, which will, among other matches, host the final on 8th July. Those were the main reasons for the major renovation of the largest Russian stadium, the home ground of Spartak Moscow until recently. In 2014 the club moved to the newly built Otkritie Arena, which will provide another venue for the World Cup. Moscow will be the only city, in which matches will be played at two stadiums.

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2018 Russia World Cup: Yubileyniy Stadium

Mordovija - Yubileyniy StadiumMordovija - Yubileyniy Stadium15.07.2015: One of the stadiums, which will provide venue for the 2018 World Cup, is the future home ground of FC Mordovija Saransk, the Yubileyniy Stadium. However, as both the representatives of FC Mordovija and Russian authorities have agreed, it is necessary to continue with the construction works at a more rapid pace. Since 2013 works have not progressed much at the new stadium, though the construction should be completed in 18 months.

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A new venue for the Russia World Cup and a new home ground for Spartak

Moscow - Otkritie ArenaMoscow - Otkritie Arena02.01.2015: The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has opened the third venue for the 2018 World Cup. The new stadium – Otkritie Arena is the only venue for the World Cup, which has not been financed by public money. In September Otkritie Arena became the very first home ground of Spartak Moscow, which had been waiting for this to happen for years. One of the most famous Russian clubs, if not the most famous one, have been trying to complete construction of their own stadium since 1994.

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