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Kaliningrad Stadium

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Kaliningrad Stadium

Key facts

  • Host City: Kaliningrad
  • Capacity: 35,212*
  • Location: Oktyabrsky Island
  • Home Team: FC Baltika Kaliningrad
  • In a word: Stripey

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After the FIFA World Cup, the capacity is to be reduced by 10,212 seats. So if you’re looking for a souvenir…

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You’ll find this multi-purpose stadium in the heart of Kaliningard, on Oktyabrsky Island. Whilst originally built for Russia 2018, there are plans for FC Baltika Kaliningrad to play its upcoming home games here. As well as residential development on the island, including parks, quays and embankments overlooking Pregolya River.

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Volgograd Arena

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Volgograd Arena

Key facts

  • City: Volgograd
  • Capacity: 45,568*
  • Location: Central Park
  • Home team: FC Rotor
  • In a word: Conicol

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The name FC Rotor is a reference to The Stalingrad Tractor Factory. However we’re confident the football won’t be too agricultural.      

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Previously known as the Central stadium, this stunning arena simply cannot be missed. Look out for its inverted cone shape and white lattice façade. Local football supporters will be pleased to know the Volgograd Arena will become FC Rotor’s home stadium after Russia 2018.

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Saint Petersburg Stadium

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Saint Petersburg Stadium

Key facts

  • City: Saint Petersburg
  • Capacity: 68,134*
  • Location: Krestovsky Island
  • Home team: FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • In one word: Spaceship

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The building is seven stories and 79 metres high. Or, to put it another way, the height of 44 of our largest TVs stacked end to end.

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This all-new, super-modern stadium certainly packs a punch above the rest. With architect Kisho Kurosawa’s vision of a spaceship, the Saint Petersburg Stadium is certainly one of the world’s most contemporary arenas. Raining? No problem. The retractable roof and sliding pitch allows this space to host any type of event, all year round.

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Luzhniki Stadium

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Luzhniki Stadium

Key facts

  • City: Moscow
  • Capacity: 81,006*
  • Location: Luzhniki Sports Complex
  • Home team: Russia
  • In one word: Gigantic

Did you know?

It hosted the all-English UEFA Champions League final in 2008, between Manchester United and Chelsea. The one Nicolas Anelka would rather forget.

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Having hosted more than 3,000 football matches, Luzhniki Stadium has been home to a plethora of pivotal sporting and cultural events since 1956. Now recognised as a famous landmark of Moscow, preserving the stadium’s historic façade was one of the most important aspects during the rebuild for Russia 2018.

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Ekaterinburg Arena

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Ekaterinburg Arena

Key facts

  • City: Ekaterinburg Arena
  • Capacity: 35,696*
  • Location: Repin Street
  • Home team: FC Ural
  • In one word: Bizarre

Did you know?

One of the stands is located outside the stadium, so fans will be watching through a rectangular hole in the wall. We like to think of it as a 3,100 inch Hisense TV.

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Built in 1953, Ekaterinburg Arena is home to FC Ural, one of the country’s oldest football clubs. A brand new open-top roof and temporary stands have been installed especially for Russia 2018. But despite numerous refurbishments, this stadium has stayed true to its historical and architectural legacy.

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Fisht Stadium

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Fisht Stadium

Key facts

  • City: Sochi
  • Capacity: 47,700*
  • Location: Olympic Park, Adler district
  • Home team: Russia
  • In one word: Peaky

Did you know?

It was designed by Brits to resemble a snow-capped mountain. It has nothing whatsoever to do with fish.                

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Originally created for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Imeretin Valley, Sochi, Fisht Stadium has been given a recent overhaul for the 2018 Fifa World Cup TM. The Russian national team plan to hold training camps as well as matches here. Interested in F1? Sochi’s Formula 1 circuit is located close by too.

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Kazan Arena

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Kazan Arena

Key facts

  • City: Kazan
  • Capacity: 44,779*
  • Location: Novo-Sainovsky district
  • Home team: FC Rubin Kazan
  • In one word: Pringle

Did you know?

It has the largest outside screen in Europe. If only it had ULED technology like Hisense TVs?      

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Designed by the same architects as London’s Wembley and Emirates Stadium. Kazan Arena’s water-lily design perfectly encompasses its urban surroundings. The stadium has and will be home to a variety of entertainment shows, concerts, cultural events. Back in 2015, it even had an installation of two 50-metre swimming pools!

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Samara Arena

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Samara Arena

Key facts

  • City: Samara
  • Capacity: 44,807*
  • Location: Radiotsentr district
  • Home team: FC Krylya Sovetov
  • In one word: Future

Did you know?

It’ll only be called the Samara Arena during the FIFA World Cup, after which it’ll be known as the Cosmos Arena (or, perhaps, the Arena formerly known as…).

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Arguably the most attractive stadium of the FIFA World Cup, the Samara Arena is a glass dome-shaped infrastructure, giving off futuristic space vibes. With each part weighing a massive 134 tonnes, this metallic high-tech structure is a complex one. By night, the stadium will include dramatic lighting adding further to its impressive look.

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Rostov Arena

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Rostov Arena

Key facts

  • City: Rostov-on-Don
  • Capacity: 45,145*
  • Location: Grebnoy canal area
  • Home team: FC Rostov
  • In one word: Flow

Did you know?

Five WWII shells were discovered on the site. Who do you think is destined to make more history there?

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Further development to the left bank of the Don River is set to improve the local tourism in entertainment and restaurants. What makes this stadium fascinating is the different heights of the stands; allowing spectators to enjoy the stunning views of Rostov-on-Don as well as the excitement of the pitch.

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Spartak Stadium

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Spartak Stadium

Key facts

  • City: Moscow
  • Capacity: 43,298*
  • Location: Tushino
  • Home team: FC Spartak Moscow
  • In one word: Diamond

Did you know?

Spartak Moscow were named after Spartacus the gladiator, making this stadium their very own Colosseum.

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Spartak Moscow has only just recently gained its own stadium. Despite being one of Russia’s most popular football clubs, since 1922. The versatile façade allows for interchangeable colour designs, depending on which team is playing. This stadium also houses the Spartak Moscow museum, the official fan club and club shop – perfect for the ultimate supporters.

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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Key facts

  • City: Nizhny Novgorod
  • Capacity: 45,331*
  • Location: Confluence of the Oka and Volga rivers
  • Home team: Olympiets Nizhny Novgorod
  • In one word: Slanty

Did you know?

It’s a new stadium and it’ll host a new team. Olympiets Nizhny Novgorod were only founded in 2015.

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Situated between the Volga and Oka rivers, one of the city’s most scenic locations. This stadium is close to many local attractions such as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Inspired by wind and water, the design of Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is most artistic, with the various façade panels lighting up during the evenings.

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Mordovia Arena

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Mordovia Arena

Key facts

  • City: Saransk
  • Capacity: 44,442*
  • Location: The Insar river basin
  • Home team: FC Mordovia
  • In one word: Terracotta

Did you know?

The bright, distinctive colours have been chosen to honour the city’s arts and crafts. A beautiful stadium for the beautiful game.

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This brightly coloured, oval-shaped stadium, is located in the heart of the city, on the bank of Insar River. After Russia 2018, some temporary fixtures are due to be removed. Allowing space for preplanned indoor fitness centres, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts to be added.

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