Designed by late Japanese architect Kisho Kurosawa to seem like a spaceship, the model new St. Petersburg Stadium was constructed on Krestovsky Island the place the 110,000-capacity Kirov Stadium used to face.–
Opened in April 2017, the stadium is supplied with a retractable roof and sliding pitch. Inside, the temperature may be regulated to a gentle 59 levels Fahrenheit (15 C) all 12 months spherical.–
St. Petersburg Stadium World Cup schedule: Group stage, final 16, semifinal, third-place playoff
Legacy: The 67,000-seater will regain its former title — Krestovsky Stadium — and be dwelling to 2007-08 UEFA Cup winners Zenit St. Petersburg.
Positioned 1,000 miles east of Moscow on the location of the outdated Central Stadium — as soon as a distinguished pace skating venue — the Ekaterinburg Stadium has retained its unique Soviet neo-Classical pillars whereas including fashionable refurbishments and non permanent stands.–
The extra seats, constructed outdoors of the unique stadium, loom dramatically at both finish of the pitch with the intention to fulfill FIFA’s minimal World Cup capability of 35,000. Current inspection experiences have proven the non permanent stands “totally adjust to all security and safety necessities,” in response to a FIFA spokesperson.–
Ekaterinburg Stadium World Cup schedule: Group stage
Legacy: FC Ural, one in every of Russia’s oldest golf equipment newly promoted to the nation’s high tier, will proceed to make use of the stadium for its dwelling video games. After the World Cup, the capability will probably be lowered and it’ll as soon as once more be often known as Central Stadium.
The Fisht Stadium held the opening and shutting ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics and is already well-equipped for the calls for of a significant worldwide soccer event.–
Named after Mount Fisht, a peak within the close by Caucasus mountain vary, the world’s roof was designed to resemble a snow-capped summit.–
Fisht Stadium World Cup schedule: Group stage, final 16, quarterfinals
Legacy: The 47,700-capacity venue will stage coaching camps and aggressive matches for the Russian nationwide crew.
It was dwelling to the 1980 Summer time Olympics, 2008 Champions League closing, 2013 Athletics World Championships and no scarcity of musical excursions, from Michael Jackson to the Rolling Stones…–
Now the Luzhniki Stadium has been refurbished — with the athletics observe eliminated and two additional tiers added — whereas preserving its historic facade.–
Luzhniki Stadium World Cup schedule: Group stage, final 16, semifinal, closing
Legacy: The 81,006-seater will retain its standing because the nation’s main soccer stadium, internet hosting aggressive worldwide matches and friendlies.
Constructed within the coronary heart of Kaliningrad on Oktyabrsky Island — a piece of land sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania left largely untouched till its choice as a World Cup venue — the Kaliningrad stadium is loosely based mostly on the design of Bayern Munich’s Allianz Enviornment.–
Kaliningrad Stadium World Cup schedule: Group stage
Legacy: The 35,000-seater stadium may have its capability lowered by 10,000 and be dwelling to second-tier facet FC Baltika Kaliningrad. A brand new residential improvement will probably be constructed round it that includes parks, quays and embankments alongside the Pregola river.
Positioned about 20 miles from the Sea of Azov in south japanese Russia, the model new Rostov Enviornment is 51m tall — as excessive because the Niagra Falls.–
Rostov Enviornment World Cup schedule: Group stage, final 16
Legacy: As one of many first main tasks constructed on the southern financial institution of the Don River, architects hope the 45,000-seater stadium will entice a circulation of individuals and funding from the north. It’s going to additionally host Russian Premier League facet FC Rostov’s dwelling fixtures.
Constructed on the foot of the towering Mamayev Kurgan World Warfare II memorial “The Motherland Calls” (pictured), the Volgograd Stadium will exchange the demolished Central Stadium and have an open lattice exterior construction.–
Volgograd Enviornment World Cup schedule: Group stage
Legacy: The 45,000-seater will turn into the house floor of second-tier facet FC Rotor Vologograd.
Constructed to host Spartak Moscow — the “individuals’s crew” which has made do with out its personal venue for nearly a century — the 43,298-seater Spartak Stadium will go on proving its value lengthy after the World Cup. The world’s facade options lots of of pink and white diamonds representing Spartak’s emblem, which change coloration when the Russian nationwide facet performs there.–
Spartak Stadium World Cup schedule: Final 16
Legacy: In addition to internet hosting Spartak Moscow and the nationwide facet, the stadium will present the middle piece for a brand new residential improvement.
Located on the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers, the brand new Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is designed to resemble the shimmering waters that encompass it. The 45,331-capacity area sits near the Alexander Nevsky cathedral, and with views throughout to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin.–
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium World Cup schedule: Group stage, final 16, quarterfinals
Legacy: The stadium was meant to turn into the everlasting dwelling of Russian membership FC Volga, changing the Lokomotiv Stadium after the event. Nonetheless, Volga dissolved due to monetary troubles in June 2016. As an alternative, second tier Olympiets Nizhny Novgorod will name the brand new construct dwelling.
Constructed in a southeastern area famend for its aerospace sector, the 44,807-seater Samara Enviornment is designed to resemble an otherworldly glass dome. By night time, the entire construction will mild up.–
Samara Enviornment World Cup schedule: Group stage, final 16, quarterfinals
Legacy: The 44,918-capacity stadium will probably be often known as Cosmos Enviornment, internet hosting Russian second-tier facet FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.
That includes a putting orange, pink and white exterior, development on the 44,442-seater Mordovia Enviornment started in 2010. Initially hoped to be accomplished two years later for the 1,000th anniversary of the Mordovian individuals’s unification with Russia’s different ethnic teams, it was finally completed in April 2018.
Mordovia Enviornment World Cup schedule: Group stage
Legacy: With a inhabitants of simply 300,000, Saransk is the smallest of the 2018 World Cup host cities. After the event, a few of the stadium’s non permanent buildings will probably be demolished, decreasing the capability to 25,000. It’s going to turn into the house of third-tier facet FC Mordovia.
Designed by the identical agency of architects as Wembley and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Kazan Enviornment was constructed to mix seamlessly into the encircling panorama. Considered from above, it’s mentioned to resemble a water-lily on the banks of the adjoining Kazanka river. The entrance of the stadium is dominated by a excessive definition display screen with a complete space of three,700 meters — the most important of its form on the planet.–