Host City: Volgograd
Capacity: 45 000
Project Type: New construction
Monday, June 18, Tunisia vs England, Group Stage
Friday, June 22, Nigeria vs Iceland, Group Stage
Monday, June 25, Saudi Arabia vs Egypt, Group Stage
Thursday, June 28, Japan vs Poland, Group Stage
History and description
The Volgograd Arena is the recently opened new stadium in the city of Volgograd in southern Russia. It got built with the purpose of serving as one of the playing venues of the 2018 World Cup, and has become the new home of Rotor Volgograd.
The stadium got built at the site of the former Central Stadium, which used to be Volgograd’s principal stadium. Demolition of the old stadium started in late 2014, and construction of the new arena got going in the spring of 2015.
The Volgograd Arena has a capacity of 45,000 seats divided over two tiers. The cabled roof and meshed exterior are the standout features of the arena. After the World Cup, capacity will be reduced to 35,000 seats.
During the World Cup, the Volgograd Arena will host four first round group games.
The Volgograd Arena is located on the banks of the Volga river, just north of central Volgograd at roughly 4 kilometres of the city’s main square, the Square of Fallen Fighters, and the main railway station.
FIFA and thestadiumguide.com