The 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia. The contest between the men national team of the FIFA association will start from 14th June 2018 to 15th July 2018. After 2006, this is the first World Cup which is organised in Europe. Russia got the hosting rights on 2nd December 2010.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Stadium/Venue Details
There are total 12 selected venues which are located in 11 different cities. Out of the 12 venues, only one is in the European Russia which is in the west of Ural Mountains. This helps to manage the travel time. The contest will be between 32 teams, 31 team’s needs to qualify for the contest and the hosting nation gets qualified automatically.
In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a total of 64 matches will be played, and on 15th July 2018, the final match will be played in Moscow Luzhniki Stadium. Below is the detail of the 12 stadiums.
World Cup 2018 Venues
In Moscow City
- Luzhniki Stadium: – This is one of the most spectacular stadiums in Russia, and that is why it is selected to host the very first and the final game of the World Cup 2018. This stadium has hosted over 3000 football games.
- Built Date: – 1956
- City:- Moscow
- Capacity: – 81,000 (All covered)
- Spartak Stadium ( Otkrytiye Arena): – Moscow is the only city where two stadiums are selected for the World Cup. This venue usually hosts only football matches along with the home matches of Spartak Moscow and for the national team of Russia.
- Built Date: – 5th September 2014 (Hosted the first match)
- City: – Moscow
- Capacity: – 45,360
In Saint Petersburg City
- Saint Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium): – Equipped with a retractable roof and sliding pith, Saint Petersburg Stadium is one of the most technically advanced stadium in the world.
- Built Date: – 2017
- Capacity: – 68,134
In Kaliningrad City
- Kaliningrad Stadium (Arena Baltika): – It is a two-tier stadium which is equipped with ultramodern security system and CCTV. Its current capacity is 35,212 which will be reduced to 25,000 after the FIFA World Cup 2018.
In Kazan City
- Kazan Arena: – Started in the year of 2013, this stadium has the largest outside screen in Europe. This stadium mainly hosts football matches, especially the home games of Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League.
In Nizhny Novgorod City
- Nizhny Novgorod Stadium: – This stadium is still under construction, but in the final stage and is expected to be completed by 2017. It has a capacity of 44,899. It will also have a probability of 902 seats to accompany low-mobility groups along with their accompanying person.
In Samara City
- Cosmos Arena: – It is also an under construction stadium which is planned to be completed by 2017. It is expected to have a capacity of 44,918.
In Volgograd City
- Volgograd Arena: – With an expected capacity of 45,568, this stadium is under construction and will be completed by 2017.
In Saransk City
- Mordovia Arena: – This stadium is under construction and will have a spectator capacity of 44, 442.
- Rostov Arena: – This is again an under construction stadium with an expected capacity of 45,000 spectators.
In Sochi City
- Fisht Olympic Stadium: – Fisht means white head in the local language and this stadium is named after the Mount Fisht. This stadium was built primarily to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the Paralympics. It had a capacity of 40,000 and was started in 2013.
- Central Stadium: – This stadium was built in 1957 and went under reconstruction twice. This is a multi-purpose stadium with a capacity of 35,000.