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2018 World Cup fixtures

Spartak Stadium will be hosting the following matches during the 2018 World Cup: Argentina vs. Iceland (June 16), Poland vs. Senegal (June 19), Belgium vs. Tunisia (June 23), Serbia vs. Brazil (June 27), and a 1/8 final on July 3.

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The No. 1 football club in Russia, Moscow’s Spartak, had nearly 80 years to wait for its own stadium. Founded in 1935, the red and white club would play its home matches for decades at all the major arenas that were not its own in Moscow – Luzhniki, Dinamo, Lokomotiv, and Eduard Streltsov Stadium. Spartak management would repeatedly try to set the wheels in motion for the club’s own arena after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, but only in 2006 did the club finally secure a land plot from city hall. Ground was broken a year later, on 2 June 2007, but then the project was put on hold due to an economic downturn. The project resumed in 2010.

The 45,000-seat stadium was completed in the summer of 2014. The new arena hosted its official opening match on September 5. Spartak played its partner club Crvena Zvezda of Belgrade, Serbia. A week prior, two Spartak veterans’ teams had played a test match to try out the pitch.

The new Spartak Metro station opened concurrently with the stadium, being primarily intended to serve the football fan crowds.

One of the cool things about the Spartak arena is that it has lots of sculptures. The 24-metre gladiator statue greets the fans outside the entrance. The monument right by the edge of the pitch celebrates the founders of Spartak, the four Starostin brothers: Nikolai, Andrei, Alexander and Pyotr. The monument in honour of the legendary Spartak midfielder Fyodor Cherenkov was unveiled outside the stadium in 2015.

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The arena was opened on October 15, 2005, in Mytishchi, a satellite town close to Moscow, to the north-east of the Moscow Automobile Ring Road.

This is a major sports and entertainment complex, and one of the most modern in Moscow and the Moscow Region. It has 26 VIP boxes, six buffets and six banquet halls.

Prior to 2015, the matches of the Khimik (Voskresensk) and Atlant (Mytishchi) hockey teams were played here, the latter playing in the Continental Hockey League. In the 2010/2011 season it reached the final of the Gagarin Cup, where it lost to Salavat Yulayev.

Today it is the home arena of the Mytishchi Atlases team, which plays in the Youth Hockey League.

In 2007, the Arena Mytishchi participated in the Hockey World Championship and the Russian Figure-skating Championship.

International stars have performed at the arena, such as Demis Roussos, Bad Boys Blue, Boney M and others.

The venue hosts mass ice skating sessions, including the Ice Party, which is held at night.
Opened in July 2012. The track has the highest category of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) – Grade 1. The venue is ready to host competitions of any level up to the stages of the Formula 1. Based on the project by the famous German architect and developer of racing tracks Hermann Tilke, who supervised the construction.

Maximum length of the route – 4070 metres (13,353 feet), with 3955 m (12,976 feet) for racing; width – from 12 to 21 metres (39 to 69 feet); elevation – 22 metres (72 feet). Consists of 9 left and 6 right turns. Maximum design speed for Formula 1 cars is 311 kilometres per hour.

It is located 80 kilometres (262,467 feet) from Moscow on Novorizhskoye or Volokolamskoye Shosse (Novorizhskoye or Volokolamskoye Highway).
Built in 1973 for the European Rowing Championships, the canal is located in Tatarovskaya floodplain of the Moskva River in the protected area of the Moskvoretsky natural historical park.

The total length of the canal is 2340 metres (10,630 feet), width – 125 metres (410 feet). The return channel is parallel to the main channel and reaches 75 metres (246 feet) in width, which allows it to host ring relay races at a distance of 10 kilometres (33 feet).

In 1980, the venue hosted competitions in rowing and canoeing for the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Several years ago, the canal was renovated, which allowed it to host the European Championship and the World Canoe Sprint Championships. Monorail video system is mounted in Krylatskoye.
One of Moscow's largest sports halls, Luzhniki was built in 1956. A site for the 1980 Olympic Games, in 2002 it was comprehensively reconstructed. It hosts a huge variety of sports, entertainments and mass events. Over the years, this Palace of Sport has hosted world championships in hockey, figure-skating, volleyball, gymnastics, fencing, modern pentathlon and weightlifting, as well as tennis matches in the Davis Cup.

Close to the palace, a monument to Anna Sinilkina has been erected – she was the facility's director from 1958 to 1997, and from 1972 to 1988 she was the chairman of the presidium of the USSR Figure-skating Federation.

Luzhniki regularly hosts numerous concerts performed by Russian and foreign stars of pop and rock. Since 1956, New Year concerts have been hosted here.
Opened on July 30, 2003. The building has a striking architectural appearance. The home arena of the Chekhovskiye Medvedi handball club, all of the main matches in the Russian Championship, the Super League, the Higher League and the League of Champions are played here.

As well as handball competitions, the boxing match between Alexander Povetkin and the American Taurus Sykes (2008), the 2015 World Women's Basketball Championships and other events have been held here.

The stadium is located about 50 kilometres (164,042 feet) to the south of the Moscow Ring Road.
Europe's largest horse-racing complex is located within the city limits. Construction works began in 1977 during preparations for the 1980 Summer Olympics, and the complex was opened on July 4, 1980. Large territory – more than 45 hectares, allowed it to host three Olympic disciplines of equestrian sports: dressage, show jumping and eventing in one venue. The complex also hosted Modern Pentathlon competitions. The venue regularly hosts tournaments in jumping, dressage and vaulting, extreme car shows and cultural events.
Opened on August 23, 2016. First official match played on September 10.

Arena CSKA was built to replace the old CSKA Stadium named after Grigory Fedotov, which had existed from 1961 until 2007, when construction began on the new stadium.

Arena CSKA is a modern football stadium, occupying an area of 78,000 square metres (839,585 feet), excluding the utility areas and the stalls.

The new arena is characterized by cool modern design and well thought-out infrastructure. Excellent visibility of the football pitch can be enjoyed from any seat in the stalls.

Four buildings adjoin the football pitch at its four corners. The north-western and south-eastern office buildings are each 11 storeys high. The south-western building is a 142-metre (466-foot), 38-storey tower whose shape resembles the UEFA Cup, which CSKA won in 2005. The 8-storey north-eastern building is a 48-room hotel.

The main building of the stadium is five storeys high. The first floor houses locker rooms, training gyms, administration offices, and the press centre with a conference room and cafeteria.

The indoor roundabout concourse on the second floor is the easiest way to get to your sector.

The bottom tier of the spectator stalls (second floor) seats 12,500, and the top tier (fifth floor) seats 14,500. The premium areas seat another 3,000.

The third floor houses the 28-seat government box, 100 seats for people with disabilities and 100 for their caretakers, and a few specially equipped cafeteria and restrooms.

There is a 500-seat VIP sector in the middle of the main stall. The VIP boxes are catered by top Moscow restaurants.

The media box seats 250 people.

The stadium also houses the CSKA football club museum and a shop selling club merchandize and gifts. The fan clubs are located in their designated rooms on the fourth floor.

Apart from football matches, the stadium plans to host other sports events and music concerts.
Built in 1979 for the 1980 Summer Olympics in the form of an ellipse. Due to the unique geometry, cycling tracks allow to gain speed of up to 90 kilometres per hour. Two grandstands for spectators (2,400 seats each) stand in parallel to straight sections of the track.

The track has a length of 333.3 metres (1,094 feet) and a width of 10 metres (33 feet). The track bed is made of Siberian larch, and is considered to be the pride of the track. The wood is carefully selected and dried for more than 6 months before being transported to Moscow.

35 years ago the track was one of the fastest in the world.

Opened in the summer of 1980. Part of the Olimpiysky Sports Complex that has its official birthday on the opening day of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow – July 19, 1980.

The unique sports facility, which has no counterparts in Russia. The building is divided by a glass partition into two sectors – swimming and hopping, which allows holding competitions in different sectors simultaneously. The swimming pool has seen 50 world records.

Some of the major events held in the swimming pool – 1980 Summer Olympics, 1981 World Diving Championship, 2002 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships, 2004 and 2011 World Championships in Modern Pentathlon, 2010 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup, matches of the Water Polo World League, 2004 FINA World Swimming Championship, stages of the FINA Diving World Series (2011-2014).

Built in 1979. During the 1980 Summer Olympics hosted wrestling and fencing competitions. After that, the venue hosted the Soviet Top League matches, various tournaments in track and field athletics and other sports, concerts.

In 2003, the complex was completely renovated. The center has a 200-metre (656-foot) running track with banked turns, straight tracks for sprinting, sectors for long and high jumping, warm-up area, ten different gym halls. Next to the arena in the same building there is a football field with artificial turf.

The complex hosts major national and international athletics competitions, such as Kubok Nadezhdy (Hope Cup), Russkaya Zima (Russian winter).

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Opened in September 2004. Construction lasted less than two years. It became the first indoor skating rink with a 400 metre (1,312 feet) ice track in Russia. The total area of ​​the ice field is 10,409.5 square metres (112,047 square feet).

It has hosted World Championships and World Cup Speed ​​Skating Championships, World Hockey Championship 2010, World Short Track Championship 2015, two Tennis Federation Cup matches, including the 2004 finals, in which the Russian team led by Shamil Tarpishchev won this honorable trophy for the first time. Various entertainment, public and corporate events are also being held there.

On weekends and national holidays, open skating sessions are offered to the public.

Opened in September 2009, located in the floodplain of the Khimki Reservoir. Named in honour of the Honorary President of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch who even visited the centre.

The centre has outdoor clay courts, sand courts for beach tennis, indoor training courts. The capacity of the central court's grandstands depends on the status of the competition.

The centre hosted the European Junior Championships, Beach Tennis World Team Championship, professional men's and women's tournaments, Tennis Legends tournament, which was attended by stars such as Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, Goran Ivanisevic, Martina Hingis, Elena Dementieva. In July 2016, for the first time the centre hosted the Davis Cup match between tennis players from Russia and the Netherlands.

Originally completed in January 1955 and reopened after reconstruction in 2005, Meteor is located in Zhukovsky, a tech town near Moscow, which hosts the International Aerospace Show in August every odd year.

The sports complex has had an eventful history. In 1956 it was made the steady training base of the Soviet national track and field team. Russia's top track and field athletes have trained at Zhukovsky for their major tournaments ever since. Yury Borzakovsky, who won the 800-metre (2,625-foot) race at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, trained at Meteor. Meteor is the headquarters of the Moscow Regional Track and Field Centre.

Reconstructed in compliance with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) requirements, Meteor now holds a 2nd Class IAAF Certificate. The Meteor Stadium has hosted the Brothers Znamensky Memorial, a major annual track and field competition on the IAAF calendar, since 2006. Tatyana Lysenko set a new world record in hammer throwing (77.41 metres (254 feet) at Meteor on June 24, 2006.

Located underneath the stalls are the indoor track facility, rehabilitation centre, rooms for ping-pong and sports dance lessons. There are eight courts with natural and artificial turf on the Meteor compound.

The stadium is sited about 25 kilometres (82,021 feet) southeast of the Moscow Automobile Ring Road.

Opened on September 1, 1984, the complex comprises three sports halls – small, medium and large, with areas of 30, 215 and 454 square metres (323, 2,314 and 4,887 square feet). Diverse high levels events are held here, such as the international Moscow Saber tournaments and the table tennis Russian Open. The complex hosts competitions for disabled children, the Moscow children's home championship, and many other events.

During the 1998 World Youth Games, Chertanovo was a base for the fencing competitions. It also hosted the fencing matches at the 2002 International Sports Youth Games of the Countries of the CIS, the Baltic Region and the Regions of Russia.

Opened on October 17, 1979, for the 1980 Summer Olympics. 

Home arena of CSKA basketball and mini-football clubs. The sports complex houses the office of CSKA professional basketball club. During the matches of the Euroleague, the arena welcomed practically all the strongest basketball club teams in Europe. In addition, the venue hosted the volleyball competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics and the World League, Euroleague Women, the Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup, the Defense Ministry Judo Cup and other competitions.

In August 2005, outstanding basketball coach Alexander Gomelsky, passed away and the complex was named in his honour, the plaque was unveiled in October 2016.