Top 6 COOLEST 2018 FIFA World Cup Stadiums in Russia – Samara Arena Resembles a Spaceship!

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup and it’s scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. See 6 main stadiums prepared for World Cup. 

Samara Arena

The stadium “Samara Arena” is one of the grandiose projects of sports facilities approved by FIFA experts. The cost of building the stadium is 18.2B rubles ($290M), the stadium is designed for 45,000 spectators.

The stadium includes not only the greenest field with seats for fans, a treadmill, benches but also an entertainment center for children, a fitness center, trade fairs, a fan-shop, a food court and a dance school.

The stadium’s exterior was designed to look like a spaceship to reflect the Russian city’s success in the space industry.

Matches to be held:

  • 17 June 2018 – Costa Rica vs Serbia
  • 21 June 2018  – Denmark vs Australia
  • 25 June 2018  – Uruguay vs Russia
  • 28 June 2018 – Senegal vs Colombia
  • 2 July 2018 – 1E vs 2F – Round of 16
  • 7 July 2018 – W55 vs W56 – Quarter Final

Luzhniki Stadium 

Source: stadiumguide.com

Stadium “Luzhniki” will provide the necessary comfortable conditions for the visitors of the event. The sports complex includes not only the stadium itself but also a number of developed facilities.

Any person, regardless of whether they buy a ticket in a VIP area or a budget one, will not feel any discomfort and will have the opportunity to enjoy exciting matches of World Cup.

Special pointers included, which will help to avoid troubles that can appear as a result of a huge number of people in a cramped space. Capacity: 80,000 seats.

Matches to be held:

  • 14 June 2018 – Russia vs Saudi Arabia
  • 17 June 2018 – Germany vs Mexico
  • 20 June 2018 – Portugal vs Morocco
  • 26 June 2018 – Denmark vs France
  • 1 July 2018 – 1B vs 2A – Round of 16
  • 11 July 2018 – W59 vs W60 – Semi Final
  • 15 July 2018  – W61 vs W62 – Final

Saint Petersburg Stadium

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Source: Visit Petersburg

The stadium in the northern capital was renamed several times. So, among the names appeared “Putin Arena”, “Zenith Arena”, “Zenith”, “Gazprom Arena”, “Kirov Stadium”. After the elections and voting, the complex acquired the name “Krestovsky” according to its toponymic location – on the Krestovsky Island of St. Petersburg.

During the World Cup matches in 2018, the complex will bear the name “St. Petersburg”. Capacity: 67,000 seats.

Matches to be held:

  • 15 June 2018 – Morocco vs Iran
  • 19 June 2018 – Russia vs Egypt
  • 22 June 2018 – Brazil vs Costa Rica
  • 26 June 2018 – Nigeria vs Argentina
  • 3 July 2018 – 1F vs 2E – Round of 16
  • 10 July 2018 – W57 vs W58 – Semi Final
  • 14 July 2018 – L61 vs L62 – Third Place

Fisht Stadium 

Source: Wikipedia

The stadium was finished a long time ago (in 2012), but the reconstruction for the World Championship – at the end of 2016. After it, the number of seats in the stands increased from 40,000 to 48,000.

The testing of the reconstructed arena took place in the summer of 2017 within the framework of the Confederations Cup, which gathered fans from all over the world in Sochi exactly one year before the 2018 World Cup.

Matches to be held:

  • 15 June 2018 – Portugal vs Spain
  • 18 June 2018 – Belgium vs Panama
  • 23 June 2018 – Germany vs Sweden
  • 26 June 2018 – Australia vs Peru
  • 30 June 2018 – 1A vs 2B – Round of 16
  • 7 July 2018 – W51 vs W52 – Quarter Final

Kazan Arena 

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Source: StadiumDB.com

The stadium “Kazan Arena” will host six World Cup matches in its walls – four group stage, Round of 16 and Quarter Final.

Matches to be held:

  • 16 June 2018  – France vs Australia
  • 20 June 2018 – Iran vs Spain
  • 24 June 2018  – Poland vs Colombia
  • 27 June 2018 – Korea Republic vs Germany
  • 30 June 2018  – 1C vs 2D – Round of 16
  • 6 July 2018  – W53 vs W54 – Quarter Final

Rostov Arena

Source: FIFA.com

The stadium’s capacity is 45 000.

Matches to be held:

  • 17 June 2018 – Brazil vs Switzerland
  • 20 June 2018 – Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia
  • 23 June 2018 – Korea Republic vs Mexico
  • 26 June 2018 – Iceland vs Croatia
  • 2 July 2018 – 1G vs 2H – Round of 16

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Top 6 COOLEST 2018 FIFA World Cup Stadiums in Russia - Samara Arena Resembles a Spaceship!
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Top 6 COOLEST 2018 FIFA World Cup Stadiums in Russia - Samara Arena Resembles a Spaceship!
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup and it’s scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. See 6 main stadiums prepared for World Cup. 
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