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Stadiums For 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches

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.

See also: Broadcasting channels of 2018 FIFA World Cup

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.

Stadium Location Seating capacity
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.

Volgograd Arena

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Rostov Arena stadium

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Mordovia Arena

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Luzhniki Stadium

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Kaliningrad Stadium

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Fisht Olympic Stadium

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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

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Cosmos Arena

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Central Stadium

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Kazan Arena

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Krestovsky Stadium

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Otkrytiye Arena

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.

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