Park of football and recreation

Park of football and recreation
2018 FIFA World Cup theme park will open its doors
in the 11 host cities of the tournament
Park of football and recreation



2018 FIFA World Cup theme park will open its doors
in the 11 host cities of the tournament
The approach of the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is becoming increasingly apparent. Construction of stadiums and infrastructure is being completed, training of volunteers has begun, and teams have chosen places to live and train during the tournament... The time has come, and fans are getting ready for the world's most important football event.

The traveling park of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be a warm up for the residents of host cities. What is this? On weekends from 24 March, a festival will be held at open squares of the 2018 FIFA World Cup cities, where visitors will be able to participate in contests with prizes, compete in trivia about the history of football and world championships, enjoy football attractions, learn more about the upcoming tournament, take photos with the official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Zabivaka™ the wolf, and talk to legends of world football.

For two and a half months, the park will also travel to Rostov-on-Don, (31 March-1 April), Volgograd (7-8 April), Saransk (14-15 April), Samara (21-22 April), Yekaterinburg (29-30 April), Kazan (5-6 May), Nizhny Novgorod (12-13 May), Saint Petersburg (19-20 May), and Kaliningrad (2-3 June).

In Russia's capital, the Park will be located at Red Square and will entertain football fans during the whole tournament from 22 June through 15 July.

They will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time, except for Moscow, where the Park will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 1 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 22 – July 15.
Residents of Russia may have already seen similar parks in summer, during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. Football stars such as Marcel Desailly, Ronaldinho, Harry Kewell, JJ Okocha, and others took part in their openings. The famous footballers played football with children, entertained visitors with master classes, and tried tekbol – a type of football played on table tennis table.

In the four cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, visitors to the parks numbered over 50 thousand people.
Photo credits: Petr Kovalev/TASS; Artur Lebedev/TASS; welcome2018.com