In a few months time, the stage will be set for football’s biggest fest – the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  This time, Russia will play host to 32 teams vying for bragging rights of football’s biggest prize.

There’s enough fun for everyone in Russia. So, prepare to cheer your team to glory in some of these beautiful 2018 World Cup stadiums.

Luzhniki Stadium

Ulitsa Luzhniki, 24, Moskva, Russia, 119048

A landscape view of Luzhniki stadium

Source: Futbolgrad

With the World cup 2018 fixtures all determined, soccer action will get underway at the amazing 80,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium. This $400m stadium is set to host the opening match of the 2018 World Cup and many crucial games.

Spartak Stadium

Volokolamskoye sh., 69, Moskva, Russia, 125424

A landscape view of the Otkrytiye Arena

Source: SkyscraperCity

Spartak Stadium, also known as the Otkrytiye Arena, will play host to some World Cup 2018 matches in Moscow. Its construction cost is put around $430m, and it has a seating capacity of 45,360 spectators.

Kaliningrad Stadium

Solnechnyy bul, Konigsberg, Kaliningradskaya oblast’, Russia, 236006

Russia 2018 Kaliningrad stadium looking ready


Kaliningrad Stadium offers amazing viewing experience very few stadiums around the world can match. “Estimated at €257 million, Kaliningrad Stadium can host as much as 35,000 viewers at a go.” It will be home to FC Baltika Kaliningrad after the mundial.   

Kazan Stadium

Prospekt Khusaina Yamasheva, 115 А, Kazan, Respublika Tatarstan, Russia, 421001

A landscape image of the Kazan staduim


Also known as the Kazan Arena, the 45,379 capacity stadium is home to Russian side – Rubin Kazan. Built for the World University Games in 2013, the $439.7m stadium boasts of the largest outside screen in the whole of Europe.

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Ulitsa Dolzhanskaya, 2Ак1, Nizhnij Novgorod, Nizhegorodskaya oblast’, Russia, 603159

A landscape image of Nizhny Novgorod stadium


The 45,331 capacity Nizhny Novgorod stadium derives its name from its host city – Nizhny Novgorod – an important Russian commercial center since the 19th century. Here’s a truly alluring arena among the 2018 world cup stadiums.

Rostov Arena

Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia, 344002

Rostov Arena in pictures

Source: The Stadium Guide

The Rostov Arena is a true beauty to behold. This newly built 45,000-seat capacity stadium is magnificent in allure and will be FC Rostov’s home turf after the World Cup.

Saint Petersburg Stadium

Futbol’naya Alleya, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197110

Saint Petersburg - Russia 2018 world cup stadiums

Source: The Stadium Guide

This 68,134 seater stadium located in the old imperial city will host some crunch ties. This state-of-the-art arena will decide the fate of many teams. After the 2018 finals, it will be the future home to Zenit St Petersburg.

Samara Arena

Samara, Samara Oblast, Russia, 443072

Cosmos Arena stadium in pictures


The brand new – 44,807 seater capacity – Samara Stadium promises to be one of the tournament’s most striking venues. Modern in every conceivable way, its 65-meter high glass dome will be lit up at night.

Mordovia Arena

Volgogradskaya Ulitsa, 11, Saransk, Respublika Mordoviya, Russia, 430009

A landscape image of Mordovia stadium

Source: The Football Stadium

The Mordovia Arena, a brand new 44,442 capacity stadium, is expected to be completed in early 2018. It is located in the Saransk region – the smallest of the world cup host cities.

Fisht Stadium

Olympic Ave, Adler, Krasnodarskiy kray, xRussia, 354340

Fisht stadium in pictures


This 47,659 capacity stadium is no newbie to big sporting events, having originally been built to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. This summer, it will see some live world cup action.

Volgograd Arena

Volvograd Arena, Russia

Volgograd stadium in pictures


The Volgograd Arena boasts of a 45,568 seater enclave due for completion in early 2018. Nestled in ancient Stalingrad – site of one of World War II’s most significant battles – it will host live football duels come Russia 2018.

Ekaterinburg Arena

Ulitsa Repina, 5, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast’, Russia, 620028

Ekaterinburg stadium in pictures


The 35,000 capacity Ekaterinburg Arena is the oldest of the 2018 world cup stadiums, and yet offers an astonishing view. It is home to FC Ural and truly, a sight to behold!

Make plans to grab your World Cup 2018 tickets and cheer your favorite teams all the way in Russia. You’ll find out Russia is a lot more intriguing than you think.

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About the Author

Ayotunde is an Online Content Writer with a robust research background. A graduate of French Language of the University of Ado-Ekiti, he has a combined 6 years professional and postgraduate experience. After an initial postgraduate volunteering experience as a French Instructor at the Department of European Studies (University of Ibadan), he has worked with as a Classifieds Moderator, and with Bookbuilders Edition Africa as a freelance French Editor and Translator. His professional interests include- communications, public relations, and business management. A book lover, cryptology and travel enthusiast, Ayo dedicates his spare time to playing chess as well as a doctoral research he hopes to round up this year.

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