FIFA World Cup Venue Tour: Rostov Arena 0

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‘The greatest show on Earth’ for the football fans is here and one of it’s captivating venues is Rostov Arena. Located on the left bank of river Don, it is the place where five times World champions Brazil will open their campaign.


The arena is located on a picturesque spot in Rostov on the left bank of the River Don and instantly catches the eye. During the World Cup, fans will be able to enjoy themselves on the riverbank, getting to know Cossack culture and tasting local cuisine in the many cafes and restaurants.

How To Get Into The Place:

○ Train –

Getting the train from London to Rostov would take over two days. That’s not to say the more adventurous amongst you won’t want to do it, but an alternative method might be preferable. There’s a Light Rail Station named Bratskiy Pereulok that’s about forty-five minutes on foot from the Arena, which is the closest at the time of writing.

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○ Bus –

If you’d rather get the bus then the 39 is the one on the local line that will take you the closest. There’ll likely be special services during the World Cup, so keep your eye out for them or have a chat about with a local.

○ Car –

The Arena is on the Southern side of the River Don, with the A135 being the best main road to take if you’re driving. It can be tricky, though, so consider getting a navigation device if you want more specific directions.

○ By Air –

Rostov-On-Don Airport is the closest to the city centre, so that’s likely where you’ll be heading to if you’re flying into Russia.

○ Taxi –

A cab from the centre of Rostov-On-Don out to the Arena will cost you about 120 rubles and will take in the region of fifteen minutes to complete its journey.


The Rostov Arena, built specially for the 2018 World Cup, is capable of holding up to 45,000 spectators.

Details & History:

Of all of the stadiums being built ahead of the World Cup in 2018, the construction of the Rostov Arena probably has the best story attached to it. That’s because the construction, which began in 2013, was brought to a halt when five perfectly preserved shells from World War II were found in the area where the foundations would be going.

Development of the stadium was delayed until the following year, but obviously it mean that the official opening of the ground was delayed by some time.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 matches to be played here: The Rostov Arena is set to host four matches in the group stage of Russia 2018, including the opening day encounter between Brazil and Switzerland. Also, the winners of Group G will face the runners-up of Group H in the Round of 16 in Rostov-on-Don

1. 17th June- Brazil vs Switzerland

2. 20th June- Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia

3. 23rd June- Korea Rep vs Mexico

4. 26th June- Iceland vs Croatia

5. Winners of Group G vs Runners up of Group h (round of 16)