The Volgograd arena which is going to host four group stages match of the Russia World Cup 2018 is built on the same site of the former Central Stadium situated in the city of Volgograd. This stadium is locally considered as the Mecca of football and is established near the foot of the Mamayev Kurgan war memorial.
It is located on the banks of the Volga River, just north of central Volgograd at roughly 4 kilometers of the city’s main square, the Square of Fallen Fighters, and the main railway station.
The Arena will provide a pleasure to maximum 45,000 people during the World Cup 2018.
This stadium is one of the finest designed architecture of the city due to its monumental solidity. The inverted, truncated and lattice structured façade of the stadium is the eye turner which resembles a Victory Day firework display. The roof is another unique feature with its wheel spoke like decorum which provides it an extra element of airiness.
The first few games held at the newly constructed Volgograd Arena took place during April and
May. On 21 April, Rotor Volgograd welcomed Luch Energiya from Vladivostok and then Krylia
Sovetov from Samara two and a half weeks later. On 9 May, there was a near sell-out at the
stadium for the Russian Cup Final, in which FC Tosno from Leningrad Oblast beat Avangard Kursk 2-1.
After the World Cup this stadium is going to be the den for the FC Rator.
DID YOU KNOW?
The city of Volgograd has witnessed some of the heaviest battles of World War II. Yelena Isynbayeva, a multiple world pole-vaulting champion and ambassador for Russia’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, began her sporting career in Volgograd.
18 June: Tunisia v England
22 June: Nigeria v Iceland
25 June: Saudi Arabia v Egypt
28 June: Japan v Poland
The stadium can be reached with the Volgograd Metrotram, which runs from the centre north-east along the river Volga. The tram can be boarded at various stops in the centre. Get off at stop Central Stadium next to the stadium. During certain high-profile matches, the last stop is Europa Mall, from where it’s a 10-minute walk to the stadium.