As hosts of the 2018 Fifa World Cup 12 cities located across Russia have been selected to host world cup matches. Examples of which include St Petersberg, Moscow, and Sochi. To discover predictions to the nearest match and how some of the largest world cup stadiums have fared, simply continue reading.
Traveling to Russia during the World Cup: Review of the stadiums
- The Luzhniki Stadium– Moscow
The Luzhniki Stadium, which is located in Moscow, is the largest of Russia’s world cup venues and can seat 81,000 spectators, so it’s clear to see why the Luzhniki Stadium was selected to host the first game of the tournament as well as a semi-final and the Fifa World Cup Final. The Luzhniki Stadium is scheduled to host 7 matches and has received rave reviews as tourists have found the stadium a breeze to navigate and love the view most seats give spectators of the pitch.
- Saint Petersberg Stadium – St Petersberg
Saint Petersberg Stadium which has a capacity of 67,000 seats also has impressed international tourists. As it’s a modern newly built stadium, which was opened in 2017. Better yet the Saint Petersberg Stadium is fully enclosed so that spectators and players are protected from the elements. Like the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, the Saint Petersberg Stadium is set to host 7 matches, including a semi-final match, whilst the majority of Russia’s World Cup stadiums will host just 5 world cup matches.
- The Fisht Stadium – Sochi
The Fisht Stadium is a modern stadium which was built in 2013 and boasts a sizeable capacity of 48,000 seats and provides every spectator with a great view of the pitch. Which international spectators love as one of the reasons why soccer fans from a wide variety of countries have traveled to Russia for the Fifa World Cup is to gain a real-life glimpse of their favorite soccer stars. The Fisht Stadium is set to host one of the world cup’s four action-packed semifinal matches. Which is sure to be hotly contested.
- The Ekaterinburg Arena – Ekaterinburg
While the Ekaterinburg Arena was built in 1957, soccer fans still have raved about their world cup experiences at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The arena can comfortably accommodate 45,000 excited soccer fans as part of the arena has been opened up to accommodate extra stands. The Ekaterinburg Arena is set to host 4 matches.
- The Kazan Arena – Kazan
The Kazan Arena was built in 2013 and can host up to 45,000 enthusiastic soccer fans. As the Kazan Arena is well designed and a breeze to navigate, the large, world-class stadium has been selected to host one of the world cup’s 4 world cup quarter-finals.
- Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – Nizhny Novgorod
The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium was built specifically for the Fifa World Cup and as a result is extremely popular with spectators as it’s been designed to host soccer matches, whereas some of the other stadiums featured on this list host a variety of sports events. The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium has a capacity of 45,000 seats and is set to host 6 matches, including a quarter-final.
In conclusion, Russia has really stepped up, when it comes to producing world-class venues which spectators will love!