Top 7 Russia World Cup Stadiums [Beautiful Architecture?]
With Russia World Cup 2018 starting, here is a compilation of the amazing world cup stadiums from different cities which are an engineering marvel. Here is more information about each of them :
1. Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Capacity: 81,000: Stadium wise, Luzhniki Stadium is the jewel in the Russian crown for the 2018 World Cup. Built in 1956, it has a long, illustrious history of hosting events, like the 2008 Champions league Final between Manchester United and Chelsea. Recently modernised, it will no doubt continue to be the home of the national side.
2.Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg Capacity: 68134: The stadium took a decade to build, with huge costs too, but it is certainly spectacular. Zenit St Petersburg will move in after the tournament.
3.Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi Capacity: 47,659 : Fisht Stadium was built for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, so is clearly capable of hosting big events. The removal of its roof to comply with FIFA regulations also cost a lot of money.
4.Volgograd Arena, Volgograd Capacity: 45,568
5.Kazan Arena, Kazan Capacity: 45,379: Designed by Populous, the same company that designed Wembley and the Emirates, the Kazan Arena is home to Rubin Kazan. It is a modern stadium but will be one of the oldest stadiums at the tournament because of new constructions. Has previously held football and athletics events, as well as the 2015 World Aquatic Championships where the football pitch was replaced by swimming pools.
6. Otkritie Stadium, Moscow Capacity: 45,360: A statue of Spartacus outside the stadium will prove popular, and the home of Spartak Moscow will likely be a fan favourite in 2018. It was built for club football, so the stands are close to the pitch.
7. Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg Capacity: 35,696: The main aspect of note at Ekaterinburg are the temporary stands that sit behind each goal. Protruding outside of the stadium, FIFA introduced them to make sure the stadium is above the 35,000 required minimum. They will be taken down after the tournament and the stadium will be home to FC Ural, a mid-table team in the Russian premier League.