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2018 FIFA World Cup Venue and Stadiums

2018 FIFA World Cup venue

Host Country

Russia is the venue for 2018 FIFA World Cup. It has been offering an enjoying experience to the world visitors in FIFA 2018. There are 32 participating teams which will play 64 matches from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The 2018 FIFA World Cup venue covers 12 different stadiums from different cities of Russia. First of all the group stage matches will be played. Only top two teams from each group will qualify for the knockout round because of only 16 teams can participate in knock round. Finally, the remaining two teams will become the world cup qualifiers and, the final match will play by them on 15 July 2018.

2018 FIFA World Cup Venue

1. Luzhniki Stadium

FIFA World Cup Venue
Location: Moscow Russia
Capacity: 81000
Inaugurated In: 1956

Luzhniki stadium is one of the largest stadium in Russia. It is one of the major attraction for football since 1980 Olympics game hosted in this stadium. Now it is used as a home ground for Russian national football team. Initially, it has the capacity of 1 lac people but, in 1982 a disaster happened which cause 66 death in a rush while exiting during a match. Later it was again renovated with 81000 capacity.
It will be 2018 FIFA World Cup venue for its opening and closing ceremony. Seven matches scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||15 – 19 – 22 – 26 June || 3 – 10 – 14 July 2018||

For more details visit 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule

2. Spartak Stadium

Spartak Stadium
Location: Moscow Russia
Capacity: 45000
Inaugurated In: 2014

The stadium was initially named as the Otkritie arena for few years, but later in 2014, its name was again changed as Spartak Stadium. Its construction started in 2007 but, delayed due to some reason and completed in 2014. It is now used as the home ground for Spartak team. Five matches scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||16 – 19 – 23 – 26 June || 3 July 2018||

3. Saint Petersburg Stadium

Saint Petersburg Stadium
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Capacity: 65000
Inaugurated In: 2017

Saint Petersburg stadium is also known as Krestovsky Stadium or Zenit Arena. Its structure is like a spaceship which is a similar version of Toyota Stadium, Toyota City, Japan. This stadium is a home ground for Russia club Zenit Saint Petersburg. It came into use in 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup. Now seven matches were scheduled to be played here in 2018 FIFA World Cup. Here is the list of date.

||15 – 19 – 22 – 26 June || 3 – 10 – 14 July 2018||

4. Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Nizhny Novgograd
Location: Nizhny Novgorod
Capacity: 45000
Inaugurated In: 2018

This stadium has its boundary surrounded by two rivers Volga, and oka around its circular sides. It is a brand new stadium for FIFA World Cup 2018. After this World Cup tournament, the ground is expected to be handover to FC Olympiyets Nizhny Novgorod as its home ground. Six matches were scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||18 – 21 – 24 – 27 June || 1 – 6 July 2018||

5. Fisht Stadium

Fisht Stadium Sochi
Location: Sochi
Capacity: 40000
Inaugurated In: 2013

This stadium, used for the winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2014. The opening and closing ceremony of both the games, conducted in this stadium. The two ends of this stadium give a stunning view of mountains from the north and black sea from the south. This stadium is used for different tournaments and serves as a practice venue for Russian National Football team. Six matches were scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||15 – 18 – 23 – 26 – 30 June || 7 July 2018||

6. Kaliningrad Stadium

Kaliningrad Stadium
Location: Kaliningrad
Capacity: 35000
Inaugurated In: 2018

It is also known as Arena Baltika because it is situated near Baltic sea and is a home ground for FC Baltika Kaliningrad. This stadium has to be complete earlier but, because that company goes bankrupt who is responsible for its design and its construction get delayed. Four matches were scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||16 – 22 – 25 – 28 June 2018 ||

7. Ekaterinburg Arena

Ekaterinburg stadium
Location: Yekaterinburg
Capacity: 35696
Inaugurated In: 1957

This stadium is known as the central stadium in its beginning and, is situated in eastern Russia and is the only stadium of Russia in Asian Russia. It is a home ground of FC Ural Yekaterinburg of Russian Premier League. Four matches were scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||15 – 21 – 24 – 27 June 2018 ||

8. Kazan Arena

Kazan Arena
Location: Kazan
Capacity: 45379
Inaugurated In: 2013

2018 FIFA World Cup venue has included Kazan stadium for FIFA matches. It is the home ground for Rubin Kazan. It is designed by the same architects who had designed arsenal emirates stadium in London. It has the largest screen outside the stadium in Europe. Six matches were scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||16 – 20 – 24 – 27 – 30 June|| 6 July 2018||

9. Rostov Arena

Rostov Arena
Location: Rostov-On-Don
Capacity: 45000
Inaugurated In: 2018

This stadium is for the home games of FC Rostov, who had won the Russian Cup in 2014. This stadium has to be complete in 2017 but, because of it reconstructions, again and again, it is delayed. It is one of the venues of FIFA World Cup 2018. Five matches were scheduled here for FIFA 2018. Here is the list of date.

||17 – 20 – 23 – 26 June|| 2 July 2018||

10. Samara Arena

Samara Arena
Location: Samara
Capacity: 44000
Inaugurated In: 2018

The name of this stadium is Cosmos Arena but, Samara Arena will be its name during the FIFA World Cup 2018. It will be the home ground for FC Krylia Sovtove by replacing its old home ground Metallurg Stadium after World Cup. The teams will play six matches in this ground. The list of the date scheduled is here.

||17 – 21 – 25 – 28 June|| 2 – 7 July 2018||

11. Mordovia Arena

Mordovia Arena
Location: Saransk, Mordovia
Capacity: 44442
Inaugurated In: 2018

It is located in the middle of the city and has a colorful combination of Red, Orange, and white within and outside the stadium. It will be the home ground for FC Mordovia Saransk by replacing its old home ground Start Stadium after World Cup. The FIFA 2018 has four matches in this ground. The list of the date scheduled is here.

||16 – 19 – 25 – 28 June 2018||

12. Volgograd Stadium

Volgograd Stadium
Location: Volgograd
Capacity: 45568
Inaugurated In: 2018

This stadium is built on the site of the old central stadium. Its rooftop is designed in a bicycle wheel pattern with the help of cables. It will be the home ground for FC Rotor Volgograd after FIFA World Cup 2018. It is one of the beautiful and creative stadiums in the world. The FIFA 2018 has four matches in this ground. The list of the date scheduled is here.

||18 – 22 – 25 – 28 June 2018||

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