2018 World Cup Host Stadiums

The 2018 world cup which will be held in Russia.  12 stadiums across Russia will be hosting 64 games throughout the tournament. Each of the world cup host stadiums will be hosting four matches in the group stage matches.

The Luzhniki stadium is the largest venue and also one of the newest stadiums in Russia with 81,000 capacity. In this article, we will discuss the 12 world cup host stadiums of the FIFA world cup 2018, the capacity of each stadium, the venues where all the group stage matches will be played, and many more. Below are the lists of all the 12 world cup host stadiums.

The world cup host stadiums 

  1. Luzhniki Stadium
  2. Spartak Stadium
  3. Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
  4. Mordovia Arena
  5. Kazan Arena
  6. Samara Arena
  7. Ekaterinburg Stadium
  8. St Petersburg Stadium
  9. Kaliningrad Stadium
  10. Volgograd Arena
  11. Rostov Arena
  12. Fisht Stadium

 

Luzhniki Stadium

 

the Luzhniki stadium is one of the world cup host stadiums for the 2018 world cup. It was initially named the central Lenin stadium, it was constructed in just 450 days between 1955 and 1956. With an initial capacity of just over 100,000. The stadium was the central venue of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. During the redevelopment work for the 2018 world cup, the stadium was reduced to 81,000 capacity and it will become the fifth stadium to have hosted the finals of the world cup.

 

Matches to be played in Luzhniki stadium

 

14 June 2018 18:00 – Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
17 June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Mexico – Group F
20 June 2018 15:00 – Portugal vs Morocco – Group B
26 June 2018 17:00 – Denmark vs France – Group C
1 July 2018 17:00 – 1B vs 2A – Round of 16
11 July 2018 21:00 – W59 vs W60 – Semi Final
15 July 2018 18:00 – W61 vs W62 – Final

 

Spartak stadium

Spartak stadium was formerly known as Otkritie Arena before the official title during the world cup is the first permanent home of 22 time Soviet/Russian champions Spartak Moscow. The capacity of Spartak Moscow stadium is 43,298. The stadium hosted its first match on 5th September 2014, in which Spartak drew 1-1 with Red Star Belgrade. The stadium is also one of the world cup host stadiums of 2018 world cup

Matches to be played in Spartak stadium

16 June 2018 16:00 – Argentina vs Iceland – Group D
19 June 2018 15:00 – Poland vs Senegal – Group H
23 June 2018 15:00 – Belgium vs Tunisia – Group B
26 June 2018 17:00 – Serbia vs Brazil – Group C
3 July 2018 21:00 – 1H vs 2G – Round of 16

 

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Nizhny Novgorod stadium is another world cup host stadium situated on a site in central Nizhny Novgorod, on the west bank of the Volga River where it merges with the Oka. The construction of the stadium began in 2015. FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod, the club who stand to inherit the ground after the World Cup, was formed in the same year, out of the ashes of the dissolved FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. The capacity of Nizhny Novgorod stadium is 45,331

Matches to be played in Nizhny Novgorod stadium

18 June 2018 15:00 – Sweden vs Korea Republic – Group F
21 June 2018 21:00 – Argentina vs Croatia – Group D
24 June 2018 15:00 – England vs Panama – Group G
27 June 2018 21:00 – Switzerland vs Costa Rica – Group E
1 July 2018 21:00 – 1D vs 2C – Round of 16
6 July 2018 17:00 – W49 vs W50 – Quarter Final

 

Mordovia Arena

Mordovia Arena is one of the most colourful stadium. having been among the world cup host stadiums is Located in the centre of Saransk, on the bank of the Insar river, the ground was broken in 2010, on the 1,000th anniversary of the unification of the Mordovian people with Russia’s other ethnic groups. Numerous delays, largely because of a lack of funding, meant it was not finished until late 2017. The capacity of Mordovia Arena is 44, 442

Matches to be played in Mordovia Arena

16 June 2018 19:00 – Peru vs Denmark – Group C
19 June 2018 18:00 – Colombia vs Japan – Group H
25 June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Portugal – Group B
28 June 2018 21:00 – Panama vs Tunisia – Group G

 

Kazan Arena

 

Kazan Arena is another colourful host stadium that lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka rivers in European Russia. The stadium was designed by the same firm of architects that oversaw the new Wembley and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. The capacity of Kazan Arena is 44,779

Matches to be played in Kazan Arena is listed below

16 June 2018 13:00 – France vs Australia – Group C
20 June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Spain – Group B
24 June 2018 21:00 – Poland vs Colombia – Group H
27 June 2018 17:00 – Korea Republic vs Germany – Group F
30 June 2018 17:00 – 1C vs 2D – Round of 16
6 July 2018 21:00 – W53 vs W54 – Quarter Final

 

Samara Arena

Samara Arena is situated in the south-eastern part of European Russia at the confluence of the Volga and Samara rivers on the east bank of the Volga. Its structure is dome, metallic look and capacity to light up at night; it is designed around the theme of space to reflect the region’s renowned aerospace sector. The capacity of Samara Arena is 44,807

Matches to be played in Samara Arena

17 June 2018 16:00 – Costa Rica vs Serbia – Group E
21 June 2018 19:00 – Denmark vs Australia – Group C
25 June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Russia – Group A
28 June 2018 18:00 – Senegal vs Colombia – Group H
2 July 2018 18:00 – 1E vs 2F – Round of 16
7 July 2018 18:00 – W55 vs W56 – Quarter Final

 

Ekaterinburg stadium

The Ekaterinburg Arena among the world cup host stadiums for the 2018 world cup. Ekaterinburg Arena capacity is 45,000.

Matches to be played in Ekaterinburg

15 June 2018 17:00 – Egypt vs Uruguay – Group A
21 June 2018 17:00 – France vs Peru – Group C
24 June 2018 20:00 – Japan vs Senegal – Group H
27 June 2018 19:00 – Mexico vs Sweden – Group F

                 

St Petersburg Stadium

The stadium was Built from Kisho Kurokawa’s. ‘The Spaceship’ design, it is a scaled-down version of the same designer’s Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, Japan. Equipped with a sliding pitch and retractable roof, the stadium is one of the most technologically advanced in the world. The capacity of zenith Arena is 68,134

Matches to be played in St Petersburg Stadium

15 June 2018 17:00 – Morocco vs Iran – Group B
19 June 2018 21:00 – Russia vs Egypt – Group A
22 June 2018 15:00 – Brazil vs Costa Rica – Group E
26 June 2018 21:00 – Nigeria vs Argentina – Group D
3 July 2018 17:00 – 1F vs 2E – Round of 16
10 July 2018 21:00 – W57 vs W58 – Semi Final
14 July 2018 17:00 – L61 vs L62 – Third Place

 

Kaliningrad stadium

Kalininggrad stadium is one of the host stadium loosely based on the design of Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, the newly-built Kaliningrad Stadium has been plagued by delays and difficulties, including the bankruptcy of the company responsible for its initial design. It was initially conceived as a 45,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof. However, this had to be scaled back to the more modest, roofless 35,000 venues that will host four group matches in the 2018 World Cup.

Matches to be played in Kaliningrad Stadium

16 June 2018 21:00 – Croatia vs Nigeria – Group D
22 June 2018 20:00 – Serbia vs Switzerland – Group E
25 June 2018 20:00 – Spain vs Morocco – Group B
28 June 2018 20:00 – England vs Belgium – Group G

 

Volgograd Arena

Another purpose-built stadium for the World Cup, the Volgograd Arena has been constructed on the site of the demolished Central Stadium, which had been there since 1958.

With its meshed, lattice-like exterior and cabled roof, it is one of the more distinctive venues for the competition. The capacity of Volvograd Arena is 45,568

Matches to be played in Volgograd Arena

18 June 2018 21:00 – Tunisia vs England – Group G
22 June 2018 18:00 – Nigeria vs Iceland – Group D
25 June 2018 17:00 – Saudi Arabia vs Egypt – Group A
28 June 2018 17:00 – Japan vs Poland – Group H

 

Rostov Arena

Situated on the southern bank of the Don River, the stadium is planned as the start of a new city centre, with the rest of the city lying north. FC Rostov, the 2014 Russian Cup winners, will play its home games at the stadium following World Cup, with the capacity reduced to 25,000.

Matches to be played in Rostov Arena

17 June 2018 21:00 – Brazil vs Switzerland – Group E
20 June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
23 June 2018 21:00 – Korea Republic vs Mexico – Group F
26 June 2018 21:00 – Iceland vs Croatia – Group D
2 July 2018 21:00 – 1G vs 2H – Round of 16

 

Fisht Stadium

The Fisht Stadium was built as the centrepiece venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which helps explain its unique sloping look, designed to resemble snowy peaks. Fisht Stadium was originally named after Mount Fisht, a peak in the Caucasus range of mountains. In the local language, Adygeyan, ‘fight’ means ‘white head’.” The capacity is 48,000

Matches to be played in the Fisht stadium

15 June 2018 21:00 – Portugal vs Spain – Group B
18 June 2018 18:00 – Belgium vs Panama – Group G
23 June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Sweden – Group F
26 June 2018 17:00 – Australia vs Peru – Group C
30 June 2018 21:00 – 1A vs 2B – Round of 16
7 July 2018 21:00 – W51 vs W52 – Quarter Final

 

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