Here is the list of all venues with football stadiums for hosting the matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup. Host nation Russia has done almost all preparations for the 21st edition of Football World Cup. As the competition is about to begin, we thought you might be wanting to know the stadiums of FIFA World Cup 2018. Russia has picked up 12 Football stadiums for 11 host cities where all games will be played. The nation built some new grounds whereas some were renovated. Initially, Russia proposed 16 stadiums of 13 cities which exceeded FIFA’s minimum requirement. So let’s take a look at the list of all stadiums of 2018 Football World Cup.
List of all stadiums for 2018 FIFA World Cup
Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg were the proposed host cities by Russia. Later, FIFA approved 11 cities for hosting the matches of the competition. On 29th September 2012, the final choice of host cities was announced. The number of cities reduced from 13 to 11 and hosting stadiums was reduced from 16 to 12.
The Luzhniki Stadium of Moscow and the Saint Petersburg stadium will be used most during the competition. On 8th October 2015, the governing body of Football and the Local Organizing Committee agreed on the official names of the stadiums used during the tournament. Given below are all stadiums of Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
|Luzhniki Stadium||Moscow||81,000 spectators|
|Otkrytiye Arena||Moscow||45,630 spectators|
|Krestovsky Stadium||Saint Petersburg||68,134 spectators|
|Kaliningrad Stadium||Kaliningrad||35,212 spectators|
|Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||Nizhny Novgorod||44,899 spectators|
|Kazan Arena||Kazan||45,379 spectators|
|Cosmos Arena||Samara||44,918 spectators|
|Volgograd Arena||Volgograd||45,568 spectators|
|Mordovia Arena||Saransk||44,442 spectators|
|Rostov Arena||Rostov-on-Don||45,000 spectators|
|Fisht Olympic Stadium||Sochi||47,659 spectators|
|Central Stadium||Yekaterinburg||35,696 spectators|
With a seating capacity of 81,00 spectators, the Luzhniki Stadium located in Moscow is the largest stadium. It is a 4 star rated stadium by UEFA which is owned by Government of Moscow. It was opened on 31st July 1956 and gone through renovation several times in 1996-1997, 2001-2004, 2013-2017. It was the main stadium of 1980 Olympic games that hosted the opening and closing ceremony. Check prize money of 2018 Football World Cup.
The first and the last match of 2018 Football World Cup will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium on 14th June and 15th July 2018 respectively.