Russian Stadiums Seen by PléiadesThe 12 Arenas of the International Sports Competitions of 2018
Capacity: 81,000 seats
As an extension of the Moscow State University built by Stalin, the Luzhniki Stadium was initially constructed under the name of Central Stadium Lenin. It contained 103,000 seats in its construction.
Capacity: 35,212 seats
The stadium was built in 2018 on Oktyabrsky Island in the South-East of Kalingrad, a Russian enclave on the Baltic coast between Poland and Lithuania.
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Capacity: 44,899 seats
On the edge of the Volga River, the stadium occupies, next to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the former Nizhny Novgorod Fair Ground, famous throughout Europe from the 16th to the 19th century.
Capacity: 44,442 seats
The Mordovia Arena turf is imported from Canada and 37 km of underground piping will maintain its temperature. After the competitions, the grandstands will be transformed in sales and leisure spaces.
Capacity: 35,696 seats
Two spectacular temporary stands extend outside the Yekaterinburg Central Stadium. They have been erected to welcome 35,000 spectators during the 2018 competitions against 27,000 places usually.
Capacity: 67,000 seats
Situated between several tributaries of the Neva, the Krestovsky Stadium is equipped with a retractable roof in the Western portion.
Capacity: 45,360 seats
In honor of Moscow's famous FC Spartak, a 25m statue of the famous Roman gladiator was erected North of the Otkritie Arena, which opened in 2014.
Capacity: 45,379 Seats
The Kazan Arena was built in 2013 on the banks of the Volga river East of the city, the historical center of Tatar culture. Its exterior stadium walls are covered by the largest LED façade in the world.
Capacity: 45,568 Seats
The Volgograd Arena was built in 2018 near the Volga. It is at the foot of the Mamayev Kurgan Memorial, a 52m high statue commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad, the deadliest battle in history.
Capacity: 44,918 Seats
The Cosmos Arena was originally planned on an island South of Samara. It will be built in 2018 North of the city, in industrial districts of 180 ha, the largest sports precinct in Russia.
Capacity: 43,702 Seats
Completed in 2018, the Rostov Arena will be the beginning of a new city center on the South bank of the Don river. The old town of Rostov with its historical center and its Kremlin of the XVII century is situated on the North bank of the river.
Fisht Olympic Stadium
Capacity: 41,220 Seats
Built in 2013 in the seaside resort of Sochi on the shores of the Black Sea, the Fisht Olympic Stadium was designed to give the roof the appearance of snow-capped peaks.
Russian Stadiums Seen by Pléiades