Ekaterinburg Arena

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Key Facts

Host City: Sochi
Capacity: 48 000
Project Type:
Completed: 2013


15 June 2018 21:00 – Portugal vs Spain – Group B

18 June 2018 18:00 – Belgium vs Panama – Group G

23 June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Sweden – Group F

26 June 2018 17:00 – Australia vs Peru – Group C

30 June 2018 21:00 – 1A vs 2B – Round of 16

7 July 2018 21:00 – W51 vs W52 – Quarter Final


History and description

Fisht Olympic Stadium was built to serve as the centrepiece venue of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. During the Olympics, it hosted both the opening and closing ceremony.

The stadium lacked a purpose following the Games, but was selected as one of the playing venues of the 2018 World Cup. For this, the closed roof had to be opened up, and additional seating was placed to boost capacity with a little over 6,000 seats. Works were completed in late 2016.

During the 2018 World Cup, Fisht Olympic Stadium will host four first round group games, one round of 16 match, and one quarter-final.

Fisht Olympic Stadium is also one of the playing venues of the 2017 Confederations Cup, including one of the two semi-finals.

Fisht Olympic Stadium is located in the city of Adler, southeast in the greater Sochi area near the Georgian coast. It is located on the former Olympic Complex right on the shore of the Black Sea.

Source: FIFA and thestadiumguide.com