FIFA World Cup 2018 Venue Tour: Kazan Arena (Казань Арена) 0

Kazan Arena

Kazan Arena is one of the most beautiful and eye-catching stadium in the whole of Europe. Opened in 2013, the stadium was built for giving a wonderful home to Rubin Kazan, and to host the 2013 Summer Universiade’s opening and closing ceremonies. The stadium is unique, for having the largest outside screen in Europe.

Location and Connectivity:

The Kazan Arena is located in the North-East of the city of Kazan, on the West bank of the Kazanka river, at about 6 kilometres from central Kazan.

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The Kazan Arena is reachable by both car and public transport. There are different alternatives for each method.


1) By the Yamashev Avenue:

Go by the avenue towards the road interchange at Yamashev-Chistopolskaya streets. At the interchange go under the bridge, then turn right and you’ll be on the Chistopolskaya street. Go for about 300 meters and then turn left, to the Kazan Arena’s parking lot.

2) By Chistopolskaya Street:

The most convenient way to get to the stadium from the city’s center is by Chistopolskaya street. If you are driving from the Millenium bridge take a turn to the right from the Amirkhana Avenue to the Chistopolskaya street. If you are driving from the Leninskaya dam (from the direction of Kazan Kremlin) take a turn to the right from the Dekabristov street to Chistopolskaya street. Going by Chistopolskaya street you’ll get to the stadium, which will be on your right.

You can leave your car at the parking lot by the Arena.


“Football stadium Kazan Arena” public transport stop is just 5 minutes away from the stadium

“Gavrilova” stop is 10 minutes away from the stadium. You can get to this stops from different districts of town by the following routes:

Buses number 1, 7, 10а, 18, 33, 35, 35а, 36, 44, 45, 46, 49, 55, 60, 62, 76.
Trolleybus number 7,
Trams numbers 5 and 6.

Capacity :

45,379 (Russian Premier League)
45,000 (FIFA World Cup 2018)

Details And History:

The construction of the stadium was started in May 2010, and was completed by July 2013, at a cost of nearly £340 million in today’s rates. The architectural concept has been designed by Populous; according to lead designer Damon Lavelle, the stadium is a unique response to the local culture and place, that of the Tartars.

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It wasn’t until 26 May 2014 that the first match was played here, due to pitch problems. Russia played against Slovakia in a friendly.

Field size is 105mx68m, and the playing surface is 100% grass.

Previous Important Games:

It serves as a home for Rubin Kazan, and they play all their home fixtures in this stadium. This stadium was also one of the four stadia chosen to host FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 matches. It two Group A matches, one Group B match, and the semi-final between Portugal and Chile.

The Russian National Team also chooses to play some of their home friendlies in this stadium from time to time.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Matches To Be Played Here:

This stadium will host 6 matches in this year’s World Cup.

  1. 16th June: France V Australia (Group C)
  2. 20th June: Iran V Spain (Group B)
  3. 24th June: Poland V Colombia (Group H)
  4. 27th June: South Korea V Germany (Group F)
  5. 30th June: Winner of Group C V Runner of Group D (Round of 10)
  6. 6th July: Winner of Match 53 V Winner of Match 54 (Quarter Final)