Otkritie Arena Stadium

The stadium opened on September 5, 2014, with a total area of 53,758 square metres (578,646 square feet), a height of almost 53 metres (174 feet), and 48 VIP boxes. By the pitch, right next to the stands, there is a monument to great footballers, the Starostin brothers. The area in front of the stadium is decorated with a monument to Spartak's outstanding midfielder Fyodor Cherenkov, and a statue of a gladiator.

The stadium is the home ground of Spartak Moscow Football Club. For six years from the opening of the stadium it has been given the name of its sponsor, the bank Otkritie.

The stadium will host the 2018 World Championship matches.

You can take excursions at the stadium. Guests are invited to view the vestibule of the Western Stands, the home changing rooms of the Spartak players, the referee's room, the players' tunnel, the trainers' positions and the substitutes' bench.

There is a Spartak FC club museum, with an area of about 800 square metres (8,611 square feet), and the largest club shop in Eastern Europe, covering over 500 square metres (5,382 square feet). There is a large fast-food area and restaurant. You can only make payments at the stadium with bank cards – cash free technology rules here.

The Spartak metro station was opened not far off to coincide with the completion of the stadium.