FIFA Fan Fest



FIFA Fan Fest
Places for meetings of football fans
The FIFA Fan Fest will be the best place to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ matches, if you're not in the stadium. This is a unique opportunity to plunge into the unmatched atmosphere of a football celebration, while watching live coverage of matches among the world's best teams, together with passionate fans from all over the world. At the same time, the FIFA Fan Fest is not limited to just football. As per tradition, all visitors are offered an extensive entertainment program, including performances by famous musicians, works of various interactive stands, and great activities, prepared by the 2018 World Cup partners and sponsors.
2002
The year of World Cup Japan and South Korea, 2002 was the first year when football fans began to congregate in massive numbers to watch football games together outdoors.
2006
The first official FIFA Fan Fest Programme was launched in 2006, during World Cup Germany. It is customary to stage these festivals, known as Fan Fests, in the most "touristy" neighbourhoods: main squares and streets, parks, beaches, etc. They draw tens of thousands of people daily.
2014
The total number of visitors to the Fan Fest grounds of the 2014 World Cup Brazil exceeded 5 million.
In Russia, the FIFA Fan Fest will be held in all eleven host cities of the 2018 FWC, and will run for the entire tournament. For holding events, well-lit locations will be set aside in picturesque spots in central parts of cities, which any fan that plans to attend the World Cup in Russia can get to without problems.

Entry into the fan zone will be free for anyone who wants to come, and time spent in the area will be comfortable, safe, and unforgettable.

The list of items prohibited to be carried into a fan zone is available here.
Fan Fests in the host cities of the 2018 FWC
Photo credit: welcome2018.com
Illustrations: Dmitry Vorotnikov