The Great Stadiums That Will Host the world Cup Matches
There is less and less. The World Cup 2018 is already felt, 2017 will finish stating the format for the tournament that will begin on June 14, 2018. Unlike Brazil 2014, everything indicates that in Russia there will be many less organizational problems. Here is a review of some stadiums of Russia 2018.
Moscow’s showcase Luzhniki Stadium, capacity: 81,000
Russia’s most iconic arena, which opened in 1956 and hosted the 1980 Olympic Games, has undergone a complete renovation to get it ready to hold both the opening match and final of the 2018 World Cup.
Moscow Spartak’s Otkrytie Arena, capacity: 45,000
The home ground of Russia’s newly-crowned champions Spartak Moscow since it was built in 2014, the arena will host three Confederations Cup group matches before opening up to fans for the World Cup.
Tatarstan’s Kazan Arena, capacity: 45,360
The home of two-time champions Rubin Kazan, the stadium opened in 2013 for the Summer Student Games. The stadium has been at the centre of majority-Muslim Tatarstan region’s attempts to put itself on the sporting map and will play host to the Confederations Cup and World Cup.
Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium, capacity: 47,600
The arena in the Black Sea resort was in the international spotlight as it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for the vastly expensive 2014 Winter Olympics. The former Olympics showcase will host both Confederations Cup games and World Cup matches.
Volgograd arena on the site of Stalingrad, capacity: 45,000
Formerly called Stalingrad, the southern city of Volgograd was once the scene of the bloodiest battle of World War II as Soviet forces finally turned the tables on Nazi Germany.
Now the purpose-built arena under construction will host four World Cup group clashes before being handed over the local third division side Rotor Volgograd.
Nizhny Novgorod’s Stadium, capacity: 45,000
During the Soviet period Nizhny Novgorod – then named Gorky after its most famous son, writer Maxim Gorky – was a “closed” military city that foreigners were barred from visiting.
Officials say the pitch is set to be planted in July and that finishing touches will be made to the venue by December.
2018 FIFA World Cup
Host Country: Russia
Surface: 17,098,242 sq Km