Stadium of the Year: Popular Vote โ€“ 3rd | Stadion Nizhny Novgorod

source: StadiumDB.com

Stadium of the Year: Popular Vote โ€“ 3rd | Stadion Nizhny Novgorod One of the most impressive hosts of the 2018 World Cup, located in a unique and historical spot. Monumental enough to get on the podium, not quite to win... even among Russian stadiums alone.

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With 14,168 votes in its favour, Stadion Nizhny Novgorod was selected as one of five best stadia by 40% of all 35,330 voters in this year's Popular Vote. While surely significant, this proved not enough to fight for victory.

Ironically, it may have lacked support from Russia itself. Only 54% of Russian voters included this particular stadium in their top five. Its high position was thus prompted by many foreign voters enjoying the whirlpool-inspired architecture.

Almost one in three Polish and Belarusian voters supported this stadium and it became the single most popular stadium to be selected as 3rd best (4,172 three-star scores). Its position should thus be no surprise.

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