World Cup Groups & Stadiums

The Stadiums

 

  • KRESTOVSKY STADIUM, SAINT PETERSBURG
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Krestovsky Stadium www. turbosquid.com

The official stadium of St. Petersburg is one of the most expensive stadiums in the world. St. Petersburg Stadium first opened its doors in the 2017 Confederations Cup and can hold up to 67,000 people, which makes it a perfect stage for the largest competition in the world. This stadium is set to host 4 Group Stage matches and 3 Knockout matches.

  • FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM, SOCHI
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Fisht Olympic Stadium www. worldstadiumdatabase.com

This outdoor stadium was originally created for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Fisht stadium has a capacity of 47,000 seats and also hosted matches as part of the 2017 Confederations Cup. This stadium will hold 4 Group Stage games including the powerhouse matchup Spain and Portugal, 1 round of 16 match and 1 Quarterfinals match.

  • COSMOS ARENA, SAMARA
Samara Arena
Samara Arena www.fifaitalia.net

Samara Arena, as it will be referred to as in the World Cup, has the capacity of roughly 45,000 spectators. This stadium is particularly eye-catching because it’s made to look like a spaceship, to honor Samara’s success in the space industry. The Russian Premier League club team, Krylia Sovetov Samara, currently use Samara Arena as their home stadium and practice facility.

  • LUZHNIKI STADIUM, MOSCOW
Luzhniki Stadium
Luzhniki Stadium www.fifa.com

Known as the national stadium of Russia, Luzhniki Stadium hols 87,000 spectators and is known to be one of the biggest stadiums in Europe. This prestigious stadium was home to the 1980 Olympics and has also hosted several UEFA Cup Finals and will also serve as the stadium for the FIFA World Cup Finals. This stadium is set to hold 7 matches all together, including the first and final matches of the tournament.

  •  EKATERINBURG ARENA, EKATERINBURG.
Ekaterinburg Stadium
Ekaterinburg Stadium www.fifa.com

This stadium is set to host 4 group stage games during the FIFA World Cup and will seat roughly 36,000 spectators. Once the world cup is finished, this stadium will be the home stadium of Russian Premier League club team, FC Ural Yekaterinburg.

  • KALININGRAD STADIUM
Kaliningrad Stadium
Kalinigrad Stadium www.stadiumguide.com

This stadium has a capacity of 35,212 spectators and will be the home of Russian Football National League side, FC Baltika Kaliningrad. Part of the roof will be retracted for the World Cup matches. This stadium is set to host 4 Group matches.

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