The Mordovia Arena, also known as the Saransk Stadium or Stadion Yubileyny, is the recently opened new home of Mordovia Saransk and one of the playing venues of the upcoming 2018 World Cup.
The Stadium will host four first round group matches with a capacity of 45,000 seats for the World Cup, which will be brought down to 28,000 seats after the World Cup by removing the upper tier and turning it into a walking concourse.
● Location : It is located on the eastern edge of the small city of Saransk, though the distance from Saransk’s principal Sovetskaya Square is less than a kilometre
● Capacity : The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 seats for the World Cup, which will be brought down to 28,000 seats after the World Cup by removing the upper tier and turning it into a walking course.
● Design : The simple bowl-shaped venue is to have acid orange seats and capacity for 28,000 stadium will also have a two-storeyed basement and five floors
● First Match : This year local side FC Mordovia inaugurated their new home ground with a 0-0 draw against Zenit Izhevsk .
● Legacy : After conclusion of the World cup, FC Mordovia will move in permanently to this Stadium.
Did You Know ?
The Arena was designed using a blend of orange, red and white, a colour scheme that reflects the traditional folk art of the native Mordvin peoples.
- 16 June 2018 Peru vs Denmark
- 19 June 2018 Colombia vs Japan
- 25 June 2018 Iran vs Portugal
- 28 June 2018 Panama vs Tunisia
The Stadium is located in the central part of Saransk, on the eastern bank of the Insar River. The stadium can be accessed by car and public transportation, special shuttle buses from the airport, railway station and hotels and from pick up parking points. The key hotels, fan area, and sightseeing attractions are also located within a minimum distance from the arena. It is bordered in the north in Volgogradskaya street and in the east in Yubileniy micro district.