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World Cup Venue Tour

Posted: 3:15 PM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 19:15:58Z

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Kaliningrad Stadium

Host City: Kaliningrad
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 35,000

Kaliningrad Stadium is a new multi-purpose venue on Oktyabrsky Island. It will host other sporting events and concerts in addition to football matches. After the 2018 World Cup, Russian Football National League team, FC Baltika Kaliningrad, will play its home games at the stadium.


Volgograd Arena

Host City: Volgograd
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000

Volgograd Arena was built on the site of the Central stadium, near the Mamayev Kurgan war memorial. An airy stadium, its exterior is shaped like a shortend inverted cone with an open lattice structure. After the 2018 World Cup, the stadium will be home to FC Rotor-Volgograd.


Yekaterinburg Arena

Host City: Yekaterinburg
Stadium Type: Stadium reconstruction
Capacity: 35,000

Yekaterinburg Stadium was built in 1953 and is home to one of Russia's oldest football clubs, FC Ural. Its been renovated multiple times, most recently for the 2018 World Cup, the facade however, has always remained untouched. A roof and temporary stands were installed for the World Cup.


Fisht Stadium

Host City: Sochi
Stadium Type: Stadium reconstruction
Capacity: 48,000

Fisht Stadium, in Olympic Park, was built for the 2014 Winter Olympics and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies. The name Fisht means "white head" to match the look of the stadium's exterior. After World Cup 2018, the Russian national team will utilize the space.


Kazan Arena

Host City: Kazan
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000

Kazan Arena was built in preparation for the Summer World University Games in 2013. It was designed by the same architects as Wembley Stadium and Emirates Stadium in London. As well as football matches and sporting events, the arena will host a range of entertainment shows.


Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Host City: Nizhny Novogrod
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is in one of the city's most picturesque locations, near the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Located near the city's most historic districts, the building must have a silhouette that is restrained and severe. The stadium will be home to local club Olympiets Nizhny Novgorod.


Luzhniki Stadium

Host City: Moscow
Stadium Type: Stadium reconstruction
Capacity: 80,000

The main stadium for Russia World Cup 2018. Built in 1956, Luzhniki Stadium has hosted major sporting and cultural events, including the 1980 Summer Olympics. Work to rebuild Luzhniki Stadium for the World Cup began in 2013 and is the country's leading football stadium.


Samara Arena

Host City: Samara
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000

Samara Arena is in the Radiotsentr district. The stadium is surrounded by a residential development. Construction began in July 2014, its design concept influenced by the theme of space. After World Cup 2018, the stadium will be home to FC Krylya Sovetov.


Rostov Arena

Host City: Rostov-on-Don
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000

Rostov Arena is situated on the left bank of the Don River, a popular spot for tourists and locals. The roof shape imitates the winding of the Don River. The varying heights of the stands allow for sight of the pitch and views of Rostov-on-Don. FC Rostov will play its home games at the stadium.


Spartak Stadium

Host City: Moscow
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000

Spartak Moscow, one of Russia's most popular football clubs, will finally get a place to call home. The facade can be changed depending on which team is playing. When World Cup 2018 is over, a new residential development will be built around the stadium.


Saint Petersburg Stadium

Host City: Saint Petersburg
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 67,000

Saint Petersburg's new, super-modern stadium is built on Krestovsky Island. The architect's vision for the stadium was of a spaceship that has landed on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. It's one of the world's most modern arenas. Features include a retractable roof and a sliding pitch.


Mordovia Arena

Host City: Saransk
Stadium Type: New stadium
Capacity: 44,000

Work on Mordovia Arena began in 2010. The arena is located in the centre of the city, on the bank of the Insar river. After World Cup 2018, it will be home to FC Mordovia and some of the stadium's temporary structures will be removed, reducing capacity to 25,000.