Top 10 Amazing Stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Top 10 Amazing Stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

 Let us take a tour at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Stadiums.

FIFA World Cup is the most popular and coveted tournament. In this tournament, all the leading nations come face to face and fight it out against each other to grab the trophy and show the entire world which country is the best.

Different countries get the opportunity to host the FIFA World Cups. The upcoming FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia, and for that, excellent stadiums are being constructed and reconstructed. Let us take a look at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Stadiums.

1) Luzhniki Stadium:

Luzhniki Stadium is located in Moscow, Russia, and was previously known as Central Lenin Stadium from 1956 until 1992. It has a present seating capacity of 78,360 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Luzhniki Stadium Front View.(Source:FIFA.com)

Luzhniki Stadium was opened for public on 31st July 1956 and Russian national football team used this stadium as their home venue since then. This stadium witnessed its record audience of 102,538 in Russia vs. Italy match on 13th October 1963.

2) Otkrytie Arena: 

Otkrytie Arena is located in Tushino, Moscow. It has a present seating capacity of 44,929 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Current surface of Otkrytie Arena stadium is FieldTurf.(Source: Youtube)

Otkrytie Arena was made with an estimated construction cost of 14 billion RUB equivalents of $430 million, and was opened for public on 5th September 2014. Spartak Moscow club currently use this stadium as their home venue. Besides the 2018 World Cup, Otkrytie Arena will also host the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

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3) New Zenit Stadium:

New Zenit Stadium is located in western part of Krestovsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has a planned seating capacity of 66,881 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

zenit stadium in st. petersburg.(Source: Facebook)

New Zenit Stadium is on its building stage since 2007 with an estimated construction cost of $1.1 billion, and will be opened for public in. Besides the 2018 World Cup, New Zenit Stadium will also host the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017 and the UEFA Euro in 2020.

4) Kaliningrad Stadium:

Kaliningrad Stadium is a proposed soccer stadium to be built in Kaliningrad, Russia for World Cup 2018 and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

The stadium is also known as Arena Baltika.(Source:FIFA.com)

The stadium project is based on Allianz Arena in Germany which hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The estimated construction cost of this stadium is 11 billion rubles.

5) Kazan Arena:

Kazan Arena is located in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. It has a present seating capacity of 45,105 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Kazan Arena Royalty Night View.

FC Rubin Kazan currently uses this stadium as their home venue. Besides the 2018 World Cup, Otkrytie Arena will also host the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017. Architect firm Populous is the mastermind behind the design of this stadium.

6) Nizhny Novgorod Stadium: 

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is located in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and was previously also known as the Nizhny Novgorod Indoor Arena. It has a planned seating capacity of 44, 899 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Current surface of this stadium is grass.(Source: Twitter)

The construction of Nizhny Novgorod Stadium was started in 1997 and it was opened for public in 2005. FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod currently uses this stadium as their home venue.

7) Samara Stadium: 

Samara Stadium is a proposed soccer stadium to be built in Samara, Russia for World Cup 2018 and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Samara Arena – FIFA.com

Samara Stadium has a planned seating capacity of 44,918 and grass will be used as the surface of the stadium. The estimated construction cost of the Samara Stadium is $320 million.

8) Central Stadium (Volgograd): 

Volgograd Central Stadium is located in Volgograd, Russia, and will be known as the Pobeda” which means “Victory”. It has a planned seating capacity of 45,015 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

FC Rotor Volgograd currently uses this stadium as their home venue.(Source:FIFA)

The stadium was renovated in 2002 to make it as per the FIFA standard. This stadium in also one of the biggest stadiums to be used in world cup as it has a field of 110m x 72m size.

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9) Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg): 

Yekaterinburg Central Stadium is located in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and was also known as the “Metallurg of the East”. It has a present seating capacity of 27,000 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast currently uses this stadium as their home venue.

The stadium was renovated in 2011 to make it as per the world cup standard. This stadium previously hosted the World Allround Speed Skating Championships in 1959.

10) Fisht Olympic Stadium:

Fisht Olympic Stadium is located in Sochi, Russia, and was originally built for the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics. It has a present seating capacity of 47,659 visitors and is one of the main venues in our list of spectacular stadiums of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the beginning of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014 in Sochi.

Central Stadium was inaugurated in 2013 and was built with an estimated construction cost of $779 million. Government of Russia is the owner of the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

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