|Clubs||FK Rubin Kazan|
|Construction||05/05/2010 - 06/2013|
|Cost||RUB 15.5 billion|
Description: Kazan Arena
The new stadium in Kazan's eastern district of Savinovo was planned as the city won the organisation of Universiade 2013. The design was delivered by Populous, who had to modify it significantly since early drawings, because it showed too much resemblence with another stadium by the office – never built Maze Stadium in Lisburn.
Significant alterations that contributed to the increase were those done to the face. Instead of light membrane covering the stadium received outer cladding of glass (east) and the largest HD screen of its kind (4,030 sqm covering the west).
Ground level sees various spaces for commercial, medical and cultural use, while access to the stands is possible from the vast promenade atop these spaces. Inside are two tiers of seating with 72 luxurious skyboxes.
World Cup games
|Group C||France 2–1 Australia||41,279||16/06/2018 12:00|
|Group B||Iran 0–1 Spain||42,718||20/06/2018 20:00|
|Group H||Poland 0–3 Colombia||42,873||24/06/2018 20:00|
|Group F||South Korea 2–0 Germany||41,835||27/06/2018 16:00|
|Round of 16||France 4–3 Argentina||42,873||30/06/2018 16:00|
|Quarterfinal||Brazil 1-2 Belgium||42,873||06/07/2018 20:00|
|19 goals / Avg: 3.2||Total: 254,451 / Avg: 42,409|
Russia 2018: Stadiums almost full, but no record
According to official data the World Cup managed to break 3 million spectators, but we argue that attendance data has been inflated. Even by FIFA's count, it was the smallest World Cup since 2002. Why?
Report: Why is Russia's World Cup so expensive? (Part 2)
Stadia of this year's World Cup on average became a couple times more expensive between proposal and delivery of the actual building. But each case is different: some are commendable, some pathological. Yes, Saint Petersburg, that's about you.
Report: Why is Russia's World Cup so expensive? (Part 1)
When their bid was evaluated by FIFA, Russia pledged to build the 12 host stadiums for $2.8 billion. They ended up with almost $5 billion spent and only because their currency collapsed, causing favourable exchange rates. In rubles the price has actually tripled!
Russia 2018: Your World Cup moments on StadiumDB!
So many fantastic games, festive atmosphere, sell-out crowds and iconic stadiums. And you, at the very heart of the World Cup. You can help us recreate the atmosphere by sharing your photos, which would decorate our tournament section.
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: 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: Rubin’s record low at Kazan Arena
Legacy use seems quite challenging for the Tatar host stadium of Russia’s 2018 World Cup. Yesterday Rubin was watched by only 3,289 people, leaving almost 42,000 seats empty.
Kazan: Kazan Arena (re)opened for league after a year
After a (too) long wait fans of Lokomotiv were the first away contingent to ever see a game at Kazan Arena. They returned home satisfied, while local side Rubin enjoyed their record crowd.
Nomination: Kazan Arena
First large events already held, more to come. But the new stadium for Rubin Kazan already ironically isn’t ready to host games of Rubin Kazan. Even if temporarily without large events, it’s still a city within the city!
New stadium: Kazan Arena
The last stadium we lacked in our database ahead of Stadium of the Year selection has finally landed! It may be much, much, much more expensive than initially planned, but it's still quite impressive!