Spartak Stadium

Capacity44 190
CountryRussia
CityMoscow
ClubsFK Spartak Moskva
Floodlights 2,000 lux
Inauguration 27/08/2014
Cost RUB 14.5 billion
Design AIKOM Russia Ltd (S. Bailey, P. Feoktistov, M. Yudin), Dexter Moren Associates
Contractor BiznesTehProekt, PozhEvroStroi

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Description: Otkritie Arena

History


For Spartak Moscow that’s the very first stadium in history. One of Russia’s most famous sides had been attempting to build a ground to call their own since 1994, but for over a decade Spartak only tasted failure.

As billionaire Leonid Fedun decided to relocate the club to north-western Tushino district, the dream became more realistic. His first plan was abandoned, but served as a base for the second one, which was drawn in detail by 2009.

Design


Design created by AECOM Russia and Dexter Moren Associates exploits the club crest to create the stadium’s key aesthetic feature. The stands are wrapped with scales, each shaped like the crest and coloured either red or white, accordingly to club colours. Only the main grandstand is different, completely covered with glass. Also, a large screen was mounted onto the façade in the east.

Inside the double-tiered stands accommodate 45,000 people. This means an increase from the original 35,000 planned back in 2006, but may be further expanded if need be by 4,000. This solution is expected to be used for games of the 2018 World Cup.

All of the western grandstand was given to corporate clients. The lower side provides over 5,000 premium seats, while the upper has 48 skyboxes.

World Cup games


PhaseGameAttendanceDate (CET)
 Group D   Argentina 1–1 Iceland   44,190  16/06/2018 15:00
 Group H   Poland 1–2 Senegal   44,190  19/06/2018 17:00
 Group G   Belgium 5–2 Tunisia   44,190  23/06/2018 14:00
 Group E   Serbia 0–2 Brazil   44,190  27/06/2018 20:00
 Round of 16   Colombia 1–1 (3-4p) England    44,190  03/07/2018 20:00
   Brazuca 16 goals / Avg: 3.2 Total: 220,950 / Avg: 44,190

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Tournament pictures

  • Spartak Stadium
    16.06.2018 © Andreas Endemann
  • Spartak Stadium
    16.06.2018 © Andreas Endemann
  • Spartak Stadium
    16.06.2018 © Oleg Bkhambri

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