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How to get to the stadium by public transport
2018 World Cup fixtures
Volgograd Arena will be hosting the following 2018 World Cup matches: Tunisia vs. England (June 18), Nigeria vs. Iceland (June 22), Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt (June 25), and Japan vs. Poland (June 28).
Built on a scenic Volga bank between Prospekt Lenina and 62nd Army Embankment, next to Mamayev Kurgan and the Central Park for Culture and Recreation, Volgograd Arena has replaced Tsentralny Stadium, which was the home of the local FC Rotor-Volgograd. Tsentralny, opened in 1962, remained active for 52 years. It was pulled down in 2014. Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader, spoke to an audience of 60,000 at Tsentralny Stadium in 1963. The building of the 45,000-seat Volgograd Arena is an upturned truncated cone 49,5m tall and 303m in diameter. Of note is the arena’s original architectural solution: its façade and roof rest on cable girders, connected into a semblance of a bicycle wheel. The crisscrossing beams fashion an ornament of differently sized rhomboid shapes, in which, according to the architects, allusions to the fireworks display on Victory Day are embedded.
Following the World Cup, the arena will become the new home base of FC Rotor.
- Prospekt Lenina, 76