- NIZHNY NOVGOROD STADIUM, NISHNY NOVGOROD
The capacity of this stadium for the FIFA World Cup will be 45,000 spectators and overlooks the Kremlin in Russia. This newly built stadium will be used for Russian Football Premier League team, FC Olympiyets Kizhny Novgorod as well as for other major events and concerts, after the World Cup. This stadium will host 4 Group stage matches, 1 round of 16 match and 1 quarterfinal match.
- ROSTOV ARENA, ROSTOV-OV-DON
This arena is also home to FC Rostov of the Russian Premier League. Rostov Arena has a capacity of 45,000 spectators and will serve as the host of several group stage matches. This stadium is set to host 4 group stage matches as well as 1 round of 16 match.
- MORDOVIA ARENA, SARANSK
This arena has the capacity to hold 44,000 spectators and will hold 4 group stage matches, including Peru vs. Denmark. The arena is located in the center of the city of Saransk and the structure of the stadium was modeled after the sun. After the World Cup, this stadium will serve as the city’s largest sports and leisure complex.
- SPARTAK STADIUM, MOSCOW
This stadium is located in the Russian capital and has a capacity of 45,000 spectators. This stadium is also the home stadium of Russian Premier League club team, Spartak Moscow, who finished 3rd in the standings this previous season. Spartak Stadium is set to host 4 group stage matches and a round of 16 match of the FIFA World Cup.
- KAZAN ARENA, KAZAN
This stadium was used in the 2017 Confederations Cup and has a capacity to hold 45,000 spectators. This stadium was built in only 3 years, which makes it one of the quickly built arenas in history. A standout feature of the Kazan Arena is its’ 3 HD plasma panels on the outside of the arena that measure up to be 4,200 square meters.
- VOLVOGRAD STADIUM, VOLVOGRAD
Volvograd, recently changed from Stalingrad, is described by many as a Mecca for football supporters. This stadium holds up to 45,000 spectators. The city of Volvograd has a “Mother calling” statue in the center of the city meant to represent the Battle of Stalingrad. This stadium is set to host 4 Group Stage matches.
Rushin’ to Russia
With these pristine stadiums, Russia is prepared to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup and celebrate their culture alongside the thousands of tourists that will be stepping foot in Russia for the first time in their lives for one reason: to watch their country take on the best of the best!
Arturo Principe | @ArturoPrincipe1
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