Football fans coming from Russia and all over the world now know exactly where to gather when looking for a joyful, friendly and unique environment to watch the Soccer in Russia 2018 matches. The Host City Fan Fest venues located in the eleven host cities have today been revealed following the Board Meeting of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), kick-starting the planning for these official public viewing events that offer an authentic and free of charge experience for local and visiting football fans.

Football fans will be able to choose from a diverse list of very iconic locations in 2018, such as the Sparrow Hills on the right bank of the Moskva River, the famous beach promenade in Sochi or the stunning Family Center Kazan.

Host CityLocationDescriptionCapacity
EkaterinburgMayakovsky Central Park of Entertainment and CultureLocated just outside the city centre in a popular and well-known amusement park17,000
KaliningradTsentralnaya SquareHistorical square in the very city centre, conveniently situated on the way from the city to the stadium25,000
KazanFamily Center KazanIconic area opposite the city centre, regularly visited by tourists and citizens30,000
MoscowVorobyovy GoryLocated at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, situated on a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River, with an amazing view of the city40,000
Nizhny NovgorodMinina i Pozharskogo SquarePlaced next to the Kremlin and a busy pedestrian street, this is a unique location in the heart of the city15,000
Rostov-on-DonTeatralnaya SquareLarge square close to the city centre that is a well-known event location for the local community25,000
Saint PetersburgKonyushennaya SquareLocated in the heart of the historical city centre, directly next to one of the city’s main sights – the Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood15,000
SamaraKuybysheva SquareThe largest square in Russia, located in the heart of the city, in front of the opera and ballet theatre35,000
SaranskSovetskaya SquareThe main square of Saransk, located in the city centre, and regularly used for major city events25,000
SochiSouth Mall of the SeaportMost iconic location in the heart of Sochi’s city, at the famous beach promenade10,000
Volgograd62 Armii EmbankmentIconic location in the city centre, along the Volga river and connected to the main pedestrian routes30,000