Ahead of the Finals Draw today, fcbusiness looks at the stadiums playing host to next year's tournament

fcbusiness looks forward to the FIFA World Cup in Russia by bringing you a guide to the cities and stadiums playing host to the eagerly anticipated tournament next year. 


About Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world with the longest national border and 18 neighbouring countries. Bounded by 12 seas of the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans, the country’s 17.1 million km² include one-eighth of the earth’s inhabited surface area and extends across 11 of the earth’s 24 standard time zones; as Russians in Vladivostok sit down to enjoy their evening family meals, their countrymen in Kaliningrad are rising to greet the sun’s morning rays.


Find out more about the stadiums and cities playing host


Luzhniki Stadium

Host City: Moscow
Project: Stadium Reconstruction
Capacity: 80,000
Location: Luzhniki Sports Complex
Home Team: Russia


Spartak Stadium

Host City: Moscow
Project: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000
Location: Tushino
Home Team: FC Spartak Moscow


Kazan Arena

Host City: Kazan
Project: New stadium
Capacity: 45,000
Location: Chistopolskaya Street, Novo-Savinovsky district
Home Team: FC Rubin Kazan


Saint Petersburg Stadium 

Host City: Saint Petersburg
Project: New stadium
Capacity: 67,000
Location: Krestovsky Island
Home Team: FC Zenit Saint Petersburg



Foot note: The number indicates the anticipated gross capacity for this stadium in its finished state. Please note that the stadium’s official capacity for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be lower due to FIFA World Cup specific requirements and constructions.

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