It was in Kazan, that the first football stadium was built especially for the Football World Championship 2018. It has already been tested in hosting Universiade-2013 and the 2015 Water Sports World Championship, when it was turned into a massive pool.
The stadium was designed by Populous, which had previously worked on London's Wembley Stadium. The Kazan Arena occupies a territory of 28 hectares, including 3,000 square meters of parking. A particular source of pride at the facility is the world's largest media facade, with an area of 3,700 square meters. As well as sports events, there are numerous entertainments on offer here: the Zarnitsa educational science ceneer, the Kidspace children's professions “city”, bars, a restaurant, the District7 games center, the CrossFit Pioneer sports club, a beauty salon for kids, and even a hotel, the Stadium. There are plans for a sports goods and souvenir shop, a fitness club with pool and a museum for the Rubin Football Club, the stadium being its home ground.