World Cup 2018 stadiums (Russia)
|Tournament name||Design||Construction||City||Country||Tournament capacity|
|Luzhniki Stadium||See||See||Moscow||78 011|
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||See||See||Petersburg||64 468|
|Fisht Stadium||See||See||Sochi||44 287|
|Spartak Stadium||See||See||Moscow||44 190|
|Volgograd Arena||See||See||Volgograd||43 713|
|Rostov Arena||See||See||Rostov-on-Don||43 472|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||See||See||Nizhny Novgorod||43 319|
|Kazan Arena||See||See||Kazan||42 873|
|Samara Arena||See||See||Samara||41 970|
|Mordovia Arena||See||See||Saransk||41 685|
|Kaliningrad Stadium||See||See||Kaliningrad||33 973|
|Ekaterinburg Arena||See||See||Yekaterinburg||33 061|
All tournament matches
|Luzhniki Stadium||Russia 5–0 Saudia Arabia||78,011 (100%)||14/06/2018 17:00|
|Ekaterinburg Arena||Egypt 0–1 Uruguay||27,015 (81.7%)||15/06/2018 14:00|
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||Russia 3–1 Egypt||64,468 (100%)||19/06/2018 20:00|
|Rostov-on-Don Stadium||Uruguay 1–0 Saudia Arabia||42,678 (98.2%)||20/06/2018 17:00|
|Samara Arena||Uruguay – Russia||25/06/2018 16:00|
|Volgograd Arena||Saudia Arabia – Egypt||25/06/2018 16:00|
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||Morroco 0–1 Iran||62,548 (97%)||15/06/2018 17:00|
|Fisht Stadium||Portugal 3–3 Spain||43,866 (99%)||15/06/2018 20:00|
|Luzhniki Stadium||Portugal 1-0 Morroco||78,011 (100%)||20/06/2018 14:00|
|Kazan Arena||Iran 0-1 Spain||42,718 (99.6%)||20/06/2018 20:00|
|Mordovia Arena||Iran - Portugal||25/06/2018 20:00|
|Kaliningrad Stadium||Spain - Morroco||25/06/2018 20:00|
|Kazan Arena||France 2–1 Australia||41,279 (96.3%)||16/06/2018 12:00|
|Mordovia Arena||Peru 0–1 Denmark||40,502 (97.2%)||16/06/2018 18:00|
|Samara Arena||Denmark 1-1 Australia||40,727 (97%)||21/06/2018 14:00|
|Ekaterinburg Arena||France 1-0 Peru||32,789 (99.2%)||21/06/2018 17:00|
|Luzhniki Stadium||Denmark - France||26/06/2018 16:00|
|Fisht Stadium||Australia - Peru||26/06/2018 16:00|
|Spartak Stadium||Argentina 1–1 Iceland||44,190 (100%)||16/06/2018 15:00|
|Kaliningrad Stadium||Croatia 2–0 Nigeria||31,136 (91.6%)||16/06/2018 21:00|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||Argentina 0-3 Croatia||43,319 (100%)||21/06/2018 20:00|
|Volgograd Arena||Nigeria - Iceland||22/06/2018 17:00|
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||Nigeria - Argentina||26/06/2018 20:00|
|Rostov-on-Don Stadium||Iceland - Croatia||26/06/2018 20:00|
|Samara Arena||Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia||41,432 (98.7%)||17/06/2018 14:00|
|Rostov-on-Don Stadium||Brazil 1-1 Switzerland||43 109 (99.2%)||17/06/2018 20:00|
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||Brazil - Costa Rica||22/06/2018 14:00|
|Kaliningrad Stadium||Serbia - Switzerland||22/06/2018 20:00|
|Spartak Stadium||Serbia - Brazil||27/06/2018 20:00|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||Switzerland - Costa Rica||27/06/2018 20:00|
|Luzhniki Stadium||Germany 0-1 Mexico||78,011 (100%)||17/06/2018 17:00|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||Sweden 1-0 South Korea||42,300 (97.6%)||18/06/2018 14:00|
|Rostov-on-Don Stadium||South Korea - Mexico||23/06/2018 17:00|
|Fisht Stadium||Germany - Sweden||23/06/2018 20:00|
|Kazan Arena||South Korea - Germany||27/06/2018 16:00|
|Ekaterinburg Arena||Mexico - Sweden||27/06/2018 16:00|
|Fisht Stadium||Belgium 3-0 Panama||43,257 (97.7%)||18/06/2018 17:00|
|Volgograd Arena||Tunisia - England||41,064 (93.9%)||18/06/2018 20:00|
|Spartak Stadium||Belgium - Tunisia||23/06/2018 14:00|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||England - Panama||24/06/2018 14:00|
|Kaliningrad Stadium||England - Belgium||28/06/2018 20:00|
|Mordovia Arena||Panama - Tunisia||28/06/2018 19:00|
|Mordovia Arena||Colombia 1-2 Japan||40,842 (98%)||19/06/2018 14:00|
|Spartak Stadium||Poland – Senegal||44,190 (100%)||19/06/2018 17:00|
|Ekaterinburg Arena||Japan - Senegal||24/06/2018 17:00|
|Kazan Arena||Poland - Colombia||24/06/2018 20:00|
|Volgograd Arena||Japan - Poland||28/06/2018 16:00|
|Samara Arena||Senegal - Colombia||28/06/2018 16:00|
Round of 16
|Kazan Arena||1C - 2D||30/06/2018 16:00|
|Fisht Stadium||1A - 2B||30/06/2018 20:00|
|Luzhniki Stadium||1B - 2A||01/07/2018 16:00|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||1D - 2C||01/07/2018 20:00|
|Samara Arena||1E - 2F||02/07/2018 16:00|
|Rostov-on-Don Stadium||1G - 2H||02/07/2018 20:00|
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||1F - 2E||03/07/2018 16:00|
|Spartak Stadium||1H - 2G||03/07/2018 20:00|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||06/07/2018 16:00|
|Kazan Arena||06/07/2018 20:00|
|Samara Arena||07/07/2018 16:00|
|Fisht Stadium||07/07/2018 20:00|
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||10/07/2018 20:00|
|Luzhniki Stadium||11/07/2018 20:00|
3rd place game
|Saint Petersburg Stadium||
|Luzhniki Stadium||15/07/2018 17:00|
Russia 2018: Minor success in Iran, mishap in Kazan
While women in Iran were allowed inside Azadi Stadium to watch the World Cup game live with their male counterparts, in Russia women with banner supporting their right to watch football had trouble getting inside.
Russia 2018: How Kaliningrad didn't get a top-class stadium
The westernmost city of this year's World Cup was supposed to receive a stadium with retractable roof and possibly the most versatile facilities. But that just didn't happen. Why?
Russia 2018: Downsizing in Yekaterinburg to begin in July
The operation of dismantling temporary stands at Ekaterinburg Arena will begin before FIFA officials leave Russia. Between July and November the stadium will see capacity decrease from 33,000 to 23,000.
New stadium: Rostov Arena joins the pack
It's the single last stadium we've been missing before the 2018 World Cup. It may also be the least impressive stadium, despite a very considerable budget. It comes alive at night, though, when the facades change into a giant screen.
New stadium: The outcome of maaany changes in Kaliningrad
It's been one of the most changed stadiums of the World Cup. What we see built is already the 4th concept applied for the Oktyabrsky Ostrov site. The most modest one, but still likeable.
New stadium: The whirlpool of Nizhny Novgorod
The concept behind it is fascinating. Due to cost-cutting it wasn't implemented as planned, but still the new Nizhny Novgorod stadium is one-of-a-kind. Now the question is: will it generate enough revenue?
New stadium: Mordovia gets the spotlight
Many found it hard to believe that the football-crazy Krasnodar didn't make the list, while obscure Saransk did. But when other cities didn't even have renderings, Saransk already had construction ongoing. Enough to strengthen Russia's World Cup bid.
New stadium: Volgograd ready for the 2018 World Cup
In all sincerity, it's one of our favourite stadiums of the World Cup. Almost unchanged despite cost-cutting, delivered with disciplined time frame and budget, beautifully located. Sure, not flawless, but Volgograd Arena is ready to amaze visitors!
New stadium: Samara Arena
The spaceship stadium was the single last one to 'land' and open its doors to Russian spectators ahead of the 2018 World Cup. It's not really finished yet, but operational and ready for the international tournament.
Russia 2018: Did authorities ask for free labour in Nizhny Novgorod?
Sports complexes around Nizhny Novgorod received a letter asking them to offer workers for urgent works at the N. Novgorod stadium. The work would not be paid for. Now authorities claim it was inaccurate.
Saint Petersburg: Another contractor sued for billions over Zenit Arena
The notorious new stadium in Saint Petersburg will once more be the subject of legal dispute as the Construction Committee demands RUB 4.89 billion from its second contractor. The company, Metrostroi, sees the lawsuit as invalid.
Russia: Kazan Arena still far from perfect
Even though it's been in use for 5 years, the gem of Tatarstan is still struggling to generate revenue. Key issue? Relations between the stadium and Rubin Kazan. After the World Cup further efforts will be made to ensure future profitability.
Russia 2018: Green light, all stadiums ready!
Make no mistake, construction isn't over. Still, Samara Arena was officially approved for use today, just 24 hours before its first test game ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Russia 2018: Is Volgograd Arena cracking already?
After the first test game in Volgograd a nationwide scandal broke out in Russia. How can a new stadium be cracking already? Well, it can, as the contractor assures about its safety.
Russia 2018: The last one gets its field
It's the only stadium not to be handed over for the 2018 World Cup yet. It's thus no surprise that Samara Arena is also the last one to get its field. In fact, installation won't be complete until just before the first game.
Russia 2018: Yekaterinburg ready for fans from around the world
Tickets were sold out well in advance and almost 27,000 people watched Ural defeat championship hopefuls Spartak Moskva. The stadium itself? It's been ready for weeks...
Russia 2018: Penultimate stadium ready for use
Now it's only Samara still struggling to reach the finish line as Mordovia Arena has been given permission for use on Monday. The stadium in Saransk is one of the more curious investments of the World Cup.
Russia 2018: Mission impossible in Samara
They failed in December, failed in March. The latest deadline for Samara Arena is April 25, just 3 days (!) before the first game. This cannot end well and it won't. According to fine reporting by Kommersant, more issues with the stadium will surface.
Russia 2018: Volgograd stadium approved for use
Later than expected, but soon enough to carry out the required 3 test games before FIFA takes over. The amazing new stadium in Volgograd has received the green light for use.
Russia 2018: Nizhny Novgorod ready for play
It may have come 3 months later than expected, but it did come eventually. Stadion Nizhny Novgorod received the green light and opening game is just 2 months away.