Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will host four games of the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, as well as one match of the ⅛ and ¼ finals each. The arena being built on Strelka, from where opens a picturesque view of the Oka River merging with the Volga River.

Nearby is the Alexander Nevsky Novoyarmarichny Cathedral, built in 1880 - an architectural monument of federal significance. The proximity of the stadium to the historical building dictated certain requirements for the appearance of the building. According to the intentions of the creators, the exterior will be reserved, but recognizable: its uniqueness will be built on associations with the Volga nature, images of water and wind.

The construction of the 45,000-seat stadium began in 2015 and, according to plans, is to be completed in December 2017. After the world championship, the arena will be used as a multifunctional sports complex and home field of the local Olimpiyets football club.

The nearest metro station is Strelka, which is planned to be opened before the start of the Championship, in the spring of 2018. It’s a five minute walk between the station and the stadium.