Examples of Categories at Spartak Stadium - Moscow


Capacity: 45,000 seats | Scheduled opening: late 2017 | Status: under construction

The stadium is located in the central part of the city, in Verkh-Isetsky district, between Repin and Pirogov streets (ulitsa). The nearest metro station is the Ploschad 1905 Goda, from it to the stadium there are four bus stops (bus number 2 as well as trolleybuses 3, 7 and 17 from the stop Malyshev Square stop or bus number 19 from the exit from the metro). On the opposite side of the Ulitsa Repina is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist built in 1860.

The central stadium was built in 1953-1957. Its facade, executed in the Soviet neoclassicism style, is a landmark of cultural heritage. Entrance groups - western and eastern - are decorated in the form of porticoes with columns on which sculptures of the milling cutter, skier, shooter, football player, athletes with a torch and a steelmaker are installed. The buildings of the cash registers at the entrances to the territory are made in the form of pylons.

According to the reconstruction project, the historical appearance of the building will be preserved. Moreover, the architecture of the new parts of the facade is planned to be neutral on purpose, they will become a background, favorably emphasizing the historical elements. As a result of construction work, which will end in late 2017, the capacity of the arena will be 35 thousand spectators (after the Championship it will be reduced to 23 thousand).


Capacity: 45,000 seats | Opening: 2013 | Status: completed

It was in Kazan, that the first football stadium was built especially for the Soccer in Russia 2018. It has already been tested in hosting Universiade-2013 and the 2015 Water Sports World Championship, when it was turned into a massive pool.

The stadium was designed by Populous, which had previously worked on London's Wembley Stadium. The Kazan Arena occupies a territory of 28 hectares, including 3,000 square metres (32,292 square feet) of parking. A particular source of pride at the facility is the world's largest media facade, with an area of 3,700 square metres (39,827 square feet). As well as sports events, there are numerous entertainments on offer here: the Zarnitsa educational science centre, the Kidspace children's professions "city," bars, a restaurant, a fitness club with pool, the District7 games centre, the CrossFit Pioneer sports club, a beauty salon for kids, and even a hotel, the Stadium. There are plans for a sports goods and souvenir shop and a museum for the Rubin Football Club, the stadium being its home ground.


Capacity: 45,000 seats | Opening: 2017 | Status: under construction

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will host four games of the group stage of the Soccer in Russia 2018, as well as one match of the ⅛ and ¼ finals each. The arena being built on Strelka, from where opens a picturesque view of the Oka River merging with the Volga River.

Nearby is the Alexander Nevsky Novoyarmarichny Cathedral, built in 1880 - an architectural monument of federal significance. The proximity of the stadium to the historical building dictated certain requirements for the appearance of the building. According to the intentions of the creators, the exterior will be reserved, but recognizable: its uniqueness will be built on associations with the Volga nature, images of water and wind.

The construction of the 45,000-seat stadium began in 2015 and, according to plans, is to be completed in December 2017. After the world championship, the arena will be used as a multifunctional sports complex and home field of the local Olimpiyets football club.

The nearest metro station is Strelka, which is planned to be opened before the start of the Championship, in the spring of 2018. It’s a five minute walk between the station and the stadium.


Capacity: 45,000 seats | Opening: 2017 | Status: under construction

The facade of the future stadium is a transparent dome that will make the arena look like an object from space. The project is symbolic for Samara, a city that plays an important role in the world history of space exploration.  The dome of the stadium consists of 32 radial consoles, each in turn includes three mounting blocks. One console weighs 277 tons. All the consoles are mounted on pyramidal supports with a height of 21.4 metres.  The consoles form the surface of a partial sphere with a diameter of 612 m. This design is unique in accordance with the Urban Planning Code of the Russian Federation, since it has a cantilever part over 90m.

According to the project, over 13 thousand tons of rolled metal was used for the assembly of steel structures of the main stadium cover. The roof area is more than 76 thousand square meters, which is comparable with more than ten football fields.  The construction of the stadium will be completed in December 2017.  After the World Championship, the stadium will become the home arena FC Krylia Sovetov.

A fitness center, a dance school, an entertainment center, restaurants, a fan zone and other facilities are expected to open on the premises of the stadium. The stadium will be used for athletic competitions of various levels, concerts, performances and exhibitions.


Capacity: 47,700 seats | Opening: 2013 | Status: completed

Sochi’s Fisht Stadium was built for the 2014 Winter Olympics, where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games were held. Its name was given to the arena in honor of the eponymous mountain peak in the western part of the Main Caucasian Range. Translated from from Adyghe, the word "fisht" means "white head".  The stadium's construction provides viewers with a view of the mountains from one side and the sea from the other. The arena can accommodate 45 thousand people.

How to get to Fisht Olympic Stadium

Fisht Olympic Stadium is located in the city of Adler, southeast in the greater Sochi area near the Georgian coast. It is located on the former Olympic Complex right on the shore of the Black Sea.
The city of Adler also contains Sochi’s international airport and has a major train station. The stadium lies roughly 7.5 miles from the airport and 6.8 miles from the rail station. Bus 57k connects the airport with the stadium, and bus 57 runs from Adler train station to the stadium.
The daily trains that connect the Sochi area with the rest of the country (e.g. Krasnodar) also stop at Imeretinsky Kurort (Olympic Park) station, which lies at walking distance from Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Address: Olimpiyskiy prospekt, Adler, 354340


Capacity: 45,000 seats | Opening: 2017 | Status: under construction

Volgograd Arena is built on the picturesque bank of the Volga River, between Lenin Avenue (Prospekt Lenina) and the 62nd Army embankment, next to the Mamayev Kurgan and the Central Park of Culture and Recreation. It replaced the Central Stadium - the home arena of the Rotor-Volgograd football club. It was opened in 1962 and operated for 52 years - the building was dismantled in 2014. In 1963, Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivered a speech in front of 60,000 spectators here.

The building of the 45,000-spectator Volgograd Arena is an overturned truncated cone with a height of 49.5m and a diameter of 303m. An architectural feature of the stadium is the facade and roof of cable-stayed farms connected in a bicycle wheel scheme. Intersecting beams create a pattern of rhomboid shapes of various sizes, in which, according to the creators, hint at visual motifs of the Victory salute.  The construction is scheduled to complete in 2017, the opening will take place in 2018.


Capacity: 35,212 seats | Opening: 2017 | Status: under construction

The stadium is being built on the shore of the October Island, in close proximity to the embankment of the Staraya Pregolya River. Within half an hour walking distance is the island of Kneiphof, where the Cathedral, built in the first half of the 14th century, is located, along the grave of Immanuel Kant.

The five-storey building of the stadium with three tiers of open stands will have the shape of a rectangle with rounded edges. Construction is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017. For the duration of the championship, the capacity of the arena will be 35 thousand spectators, after the tournament it will be reduced to 25 thousand.


Capacity: 81,000 seats | Reopening: late 2017 | Status: under construction

The Luzhniki stadium was first opened in 1956. This stadium hosted seven USSR Spartakiads, seven different world championships, two youth festivals and the 1980 Summer Olympics. Currently the arena is preparing to host the main games of the World Cup: the opening match, semi-final and final games.

Ahead of the World Cup, the stadium experienced a second major reconstruction in its history. Running tracks have disappeared, the slope of the stands has changed, the roof of the stadium was turned into a giant screen, and the maximum capacity has increased to 81,000 spectators.


Capacity: 42,000 seats | Opening: 2014 | Status: completed

Spartak Moscow, the "people's team", is one of Russia's most popular football clubs. And yet, ever since it was founded in 1922, it has had to make do without its own stadium. The club has played home games at Moscow's Dynamo, Luzhniki and Lokomotiv stadiums, at the Khimki Arena just outside Moscow and even in Ekaterinburg.

In spring 2010, on the site of Moscow's former airfield in the district of Tushino, Spartak started building its own, 45,000-seater stadium. The venue hosted its first match on 5 September 2014, when Spartak drew 1:1 with Red Star Belgrade.

Spartak Stadium's appearance is a matter of great pride. Its façade takes the form of chain mail consisting of hundreds of little diamonds representing the Spartak logo. The façade can be changed depending on which team is playing. For Spartak matches, the arena is bathed in red-and-white; when the national team is in town, it switches to the colours of the Russian flag.


Capacity: 45,000 seats | Opening: 2017 | Status: under construction

The five-story complex of the stadium has the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners. Four three-level stands will be crowned by a wavy roof made of a tent membrane, with a rectangular cut above the football field. The completion of the construction is scheduled for December 2017. After the world championship it will be made the home field of the local Rostov football club.

From the northern areas of the city the stadium can be reached by bus number 516. In addition, bus number 39 stops here, but most of its route is limited to the left bank. Both of them connect the Rostov Arena with the railway terminal of Rostov-on-Don (4 stops, about half an hour's journey). From the southern areas the stadium can be reached by train, the nearest railway station is Zarechnaya, it is located two bus stops away.


Capacity: 45,000 seats | Opening: 2017 | Status: under construction

The arena will be a 45,000 spectator arena. It is being in pedestrian proximity of the center of Saransk, in the floodplain of the Insar River, between Volgograd and Sevastopol streets (ulitsa). It takes about 10 minutes by car (5 km) from the airport, 5 minutes (2.5 km) from the railway station. Shuttle buses will run between the stadium and the airport, railway station, and hotels. The stadium will be oval, with a high two-story basement area. The roof and walls are made from a single shell of perforated metal panels of bright colors. This shell will be raised above the basement part, which should create the effect of lightness and soaring - from a distance the building will resemble the balloon that is about to take off. The creators believe the shell of Mordovia Arena should symbolize the sun, warmth, openness and hospitality.

To ensure good visibility, the optimal distance from the center of the football field to the spectators does not exceed 90m, the maximum distance from any angle of the field to the opposite tribune is no more than 190m.  Completion of the construction of Mordovia Arena is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017. After the end of the world championship the stadium will become the home field of the local Mordovia football club, the capacity of the stands will be reduced to 30 thousand seats.


Capacity: 68,000 seats | Scheduled opening: April 2017 | Status: under construction

The stadium was built in the western part of Krestovsky Island in place of the former Sergei Kirov Stadium. Travel to the stadium is convenient as the highway bridge, connecting the island with the southern shore of Primorsky District.

After construction is completed, the stadium designed by the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, became one of Europe’s most technologically advanced athletic venues. Among other things, St. Petersburg Stadium have a special sliding roof that can be opened or closed in a matter of 15 minutes, and a special pull-out field for organization of mass cultural events.  The stadium have a seat capacity of about 80,000 people, it became Russia’s second largest after Luzhniki. The total area of the arena is almost 288,000 sq.m.