Saint Petersburg Stadium

The second most important stadium of FIFA World Cup 2018, located in St. Petersburg, will play the principal role in the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017, as it will host the opening and the final matches, and three games of the group stage.

The stadium was built in the western part of Krestovsky Island in place of the former Sergei Kirov Stadium. Travel to the stadium is convenient as the highway bridge, connecting the island with the southern shore of Primorsky District.

After construction is completed, the stadium designed by the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, became one of Europe’s most technologically advanced athletic venues. Among other things, St. Petersburg Stadium have a special sliding roof that can be opened or closed in a matter of 15 minutes, and a special pull-out field for organization of mass cultural events.

The stadium have a seat capacity of about 80,000 people, it became Russia’s second largest after Luzhniki. The total area of the arena is almost 288,000 sq.m.