Kazan Arena

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Key Facts

Host City: Kazan
Capacity: 45 000
Project Type:
Completed: 2013



16 June 2018 13:00 – France vs Australia – Group C

20 June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Spain – Group B

24 June 2018 21:00 – Poland vs Colombia – Group H

27 June 2018 17:00 – Korea Republic vs Germany – Group F

30 June 2018 17:00 – 1C vs 2D – Round of 16

6 July 2018 21:00 – W53 vs W54 – Quarter Final


History and description


The Kazan Arena was built to provide Rubin with a modern home, to serve as the main venue of the 2013 Summer Universiade, and to be one of the playing venues of the 2018 World Cup.

Construction of the stadium started in May 2010 and was completed in early 2013. The Kazan Arena first opened for the opening ceremony of the 27th Summer Universiade, and eleven days later also hosted the closing ceremony.

Further improvement works were performed after the Universiade and subsequent pitch problems meant that the first football match wasn’t played until 26 May 2014 when Russia and Slovakia squared off in a friendly.

In 2015, the stadium hosted the FINA World Aquatics Championships, for which the football pitch was replaced by two swimming pools.

The Kazan Arena has furthermore been selected as one of the playing venues of the 2018 World Cup, during which it will host four first round group games, one round of 16 games, and one quarter-final.

The arena is also one of the four playing venues of the 2017 Confederations Cup.

The Kazan Arena is located in the north-east of the city of Kazan, on the west bank of the Kazanka river, at about 6 kilometres from central Kazan.

Source: FIFA and thestadiumguide.com