Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

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Key Facts

Host City: Nizhny Novgorod
Capacity: 45 000
Project Type: New
Completed: 2018



18 June 2018 15:00 – Sweden vs Korea Republic – Group F

21 June 2018 21:00 – Argentina vs Croatia – Group D

24 June 2018 15:00 – England vs Panama – Group G

27 June 2018 21:00 – Switzerland vs Costa Rica – Group E

1 July 2018 21:00 – 1D vs 2C – Round of 16

6 July 2018 17:00 – W49 vs W50 – Quarter Final


History and description


Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is a recently opened new stadium in the city of Nizhny Novgorod that will be one of the playing venues of the 2018 World Cup. It furthermore replaced Lokomotiv Stadium as the home of FC Olimpiyets.

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium was part of the Russian bid to host the 2018 World Cup, and got confirmed in 2012 as one of the 12 playing venues. Construction of the stadium started in early 2015 and was completed three years later in 2018.

The stadium officially opened on 15 April 2018 with a league match between Olimpiyets and Zenith II.

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium’s design has been inspired by the nature of the Volga region, and consists of a semi-transparent facade that can be lit up at night.

During the World Cup, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is scheduled to host four first round group matches, one round of 16 match, and one quarter-final.

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is being built at a site in central Nizhny Novgorod on the west bank of the river Volga where the Oka and Volga rivers come together.

Source: FIFA and thestadiumguide.com