FIFA World Cup 2018: Travel guide to all 12 venues in 11 Russian cities

The 2018 FIFA World Cup commenced on June 14, the soccer world has taken over Russia. Sixty-four matches occurred over 12 venues in 11 cities as 32 teams battle for the privilege to be named champions of the world. Of the 12 stadiums constructed or renovated to the World Cup, Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium will be utilized the most. Every venue gets at least four games. Look at this as a Russia’s travel guide for each cities and venues for this present summer’s tournament.  

City : Yekaterinburg

    Yekaterinburg is the reasoning tourist’s city, jam-packed with libraries, museum, theaters and exhibition halls, in addition to apparently strange landmarks that compensation respect to entities like Michael Jackson and a keyboard. The lovely Yekaterinburg Circus building is an intricate lace dome that arches over seating for 2600 spectators.      

Ekaterinburg Arena (Central Stadium)

  • Founded: 1957 (renovated from 2006-2011)
  • Capacity: 35,696 during World Cup; 23,000 after World Cup
  • Home club: FC Ural Yekaterinburg
  • World Cup games: Four group stage matches.
This venue will host four group stage games: Egypt vs. Uruguay (June 15), France vs. Peru (June 21), Japan vs. Senegal (June 24) and Mexico vs. Sweden (June 27).    

City : Kaliningrad

    An additional piece of Russia stuck amongst Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad was known as Königsberg by the Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century until after World War II. It was renamed, repopulated with Russians and turned out to be a piece of the Soviet Union. Furthermore, their Victory Square and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour has become the heart of the city and serves as a meeting point for locals, as well as a public transport hub.    

Kaliningrad Stadium

  • Founded: 2018
  • Capacity: 35,212 during World Cup; 25,000 after World Cup
  • Home club: FC Baltika Kaliningrad
  • World Cup games: Four group stage matches.
It’s the nearest venue to the Europe. It plays host to the following group stage games: Croatia vs. Nigeria (June 1), Serbia vs. Switzerland (June 22), Spain vs. Morocco (June 25) and England vs. Belgium (June 28).    

City : Kazan

    On the banks of the Volga River, Kazan sits grimly, its cityscape a visual sugary treat of engineering that by one means or another figures out how to be fun, loving and severe. Regardless of your otherworldly tendency, you just should visit the Temple of All Religions, a Technicolor social focus worked by artist Ildar Khanov. In spite of the fact that still a work in advance, the ”temple” is a devour for the eyes—and the soul.    

Kazan Arena

  • Founded: 2013
  • Capacity: 45,379
  • Home club: FC Rubin Kazan
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and two knockout round matches.
Inside the arena, there is a reflective panels on the side of the stadium. That’s actually an LED which is the largest outdoor screen in Europe. It hosts the following matches: France vs. Australia (June 16), Iran vs. Spain (June 20), Poland vs. Colombia (June 24), South Korea vs. Germany (June 27), a round of 16 match (June 30) and a quarterfinal match (July 6).    

City : Moscow

    The political, historical, scientific, architectural and business centre of Russia, Moscow shows the nation’s differentiations at their extraordinary. The ancient and modern together in this city of 10 million. Catch a metro from one of the stations to see Red Square, the Kremlin, the nine arches of St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the KGB Museum and different images of Moscow’s incredible and terrible past, then go shopping in Boulevard Ring or Pushkin Square.    

Luzhniki Stadium

  • Founded: 1956
  • Capacity: 81,000
  • Home club: Owned by government (CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow and Torpedo Moscow used to play there)
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and three knockout round matches.
Luzhniki Stadium is the largest stadium in Russia. It’s been renovated 3 times since hosting the 1980 Olympic Games and will play host to the World Cup opener on June 14 and the final on July 15. It also hosts the following five games: Germany vs. Mexico (June 17), Portugal vs. Morocco (June 20), Denmark vs. France (June 26), a round of 16 match (July 1) and a semifinal match (July 11).    

Otkritie Stadium (Spartak Stadium)

  • Founded: 2014
  • Capacity: 45,360
  • Home club: FC Spartak Moscow
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and one knockout round match.
This is the second stadium in Moscow and it’s named after Spartak Moscow. It hosts the following World Cup games: Argentina vs. Iceland (June 16), Poland vs. Senegal (June 19), Belgium vs. Tunisia (June 23), Serbia vs. Brazil (June 27) and a round of 16 game (July 3).    

City : Nizhny Novgorod

    There are several historical landmarks and highlights in Nizhny Novgorod, every more excellent and unique than the last. A red brick kremlin, stone church buildings, an advanced planetarium, medieval religious communities, a hyperboloid tower… Nizhny Novgorod is a mashup of cultures, times and technologies that all wonderfully work in harmony to make a charming urban landscape.    

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

  • Founded: 2018
  • Capacity: 44,899
  • Home club: FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and two knockout round matches.
It was one of the stadiums constructed particularly for this tournament. It plays hosts to the following matches: Sweden vs. South Korea (June 18), Argentina vs. Croatia (June 21), England vs. Panama (June 24), a round of 16 match (July 1) and a quarterfinal match (July 6).    

City : Rostov-on-Don

    Rostov-on-Don is the door toward the Northern Caucasus area, the historical hotbed of Cossack culture. These days, it’s southern Russia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Flowing through the city is the Don River, a cultural landmark. Most broadly, the river is commended in Mikhail Sholokhov’s novels of the Russian Civil War.    

Rostov Arena

  • Founded: 2014
  • Capacity: 45,000
  • Home club: FC Rostov
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and one knockout round match.
It plays hosts to the following games: Brazil vs. Switzerland (June 17), Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia (June 20), South Korea vs. Mexico (June 23), Iceland vs. Croatia (June 26) and a round of 16 match (July 2).    

City : Saint Petersburg

    The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the nation’s cultural heart. Sprawling over the Neva River delta, St. Petersburg offers enough art, nightlife, cultural spot and fine dining for visitors.    

Saint Petersburg Stadium

  • Founded: 2017
  • Capacity: 67,000
  • Home club: FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and three knockout round matches.
It plays host to following 7 games: Morocco vs. Iran (June 15), Russia vs. Egypt (June 19), Brazil vs. Costa Rica (June 22), Nigeria vs. Argentina (June 26), a round of 16 match (July 3), a semifinal match (July 10) and the third-place match (July 14).    

City : Samara

    Samara is a transportation and modern center point, and in addition home to Samara State Aerospace University. Visitorss can test a portion of Samara’s most imperative products: vodka, chocolate and beer. Visit a Russian brewery before taking in a show at one of Samara’s numerous theaters and concert halls, or amplify your insight into Russian history with a trip to Stalin’s Bunker or the Lenin House Museum. Try not to miss the sunset on the beaches along the banks of the Volga.    

Cosmos Arena (Samara Arena)

  • Founded: 2018
  • Capacity: 44,918
  • Home club: FC Krylia Sovetov Samara
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and two knockout round matches.
It’s one of the latest stadiums that opened a year after the Confederations Cup. It plays host to Costa Rica vs. Serbia (June 17), Denmark vs. Australia (June 21), Uruguay vs. Russia (June 25), Senega vs. Colombia (June 28), a round of 16 match (July 2) and a quarterfinal match (July 7).    

City : Saransk

    Saransk is a city in central European Russia and the capital of the Republic of Mordovia. The name ”Saransk” refers to the city’s circumstance on the Saranka River. Nowadays it`s a standout amongst the most excellent urban communities in Russia. Saransk is world-celebrated for its sport achievements. Their modern and European looking streets are pulling in a great many travelers from everywhere throughout the nation. It combines fascinating sport objects, historical buildings, shopping centers and comfortable parks. The atmosphere in the city is awesome.    

Mordovia Arena

  • Founded: 2018
  • Capacity: 44,442 during World Cup; 30,000 after World Cup
  • Home club: FC Mordovia Saransk
  • World Cup games: Four group stage matches.
In the event that you think this stadium looks shockingly like South Africa’s Soccer City stadium, you’re not going insane. Home of Mordovia Saransk, the Mordovia Arena kicked things off in 2010 and was designed according to the South African stadium. It hosts Peru vs. Denmark (June 16), Colombia vs. Japan (June 19), Iran vs. Portugal (June 25) and Panama vs. Tunisia (June 28).    

City : Sochi

    The greatest resort town on what’s known as the ”Russian Riviera,” Sochi is getting ready to step onto the world stage as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. To some degree, Sochi is extremely very calm for the vast majority of the year, with its Black Sea waters warm and swimmable well into October. The Arboretum and Riviera Park are among the city’s most famous spot. Serving as an excellent scenery for Sochi are the Caucasus Mountains, home to the close-by snow skiing resort of Krasnaya Polyana.      

Fisht Olympic Stadium (Fisht Stadium)

  • Founded: 2013
  • Capacity: 41,220 during World Cup; 40,000 after World Cup
  • Home club: Owned by government
  • World Cup games: Four group stage and two knockout round matches.
Sochi, a resort city in southeastern portion of European Russia. It plays host to Portugal vs. Spain (June 15), Belgium vs. Panama (June 18), Germany vs. Sweden (June 23), Australia vs. Peru (June 26), a round of 16 match (June 30) and a quarterfinal match (July 7).    

City : Volgograd

    Known as Stalingrad during the Soviet era, Volgograd is presently a critical mechanical city of more than a million people. During World War II, the hill of Mamayev Kurgan was one of the bloodiest districts of the Battle of Stalingrad, and is presently the site of a memorial complex. Besides that, the Panorama Museum, is another famous travel destinations of the city.      

Volgograd Arena

  • Founded: 2018
  • Capacity: 45,568
  • Home club: FC Rotor Volgograd
  • World Cup games: Four group stage games.
Volgograd Arena replaces Central Stadium which was closed down and wrecked in 2014. It plays host to the following group stage games: Tunisia vs. England (June 18), Nigeria vs. Iceland (June 22), Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt (June 25) and Japan vs. Poland (June 28).     Credit to:  
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