14 jun - 15 jul 2018
Tourism, Sports, Leisure, and Hobby

<p><strong>The World Cup in Russia will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Matches of the Championship will be hosted by 11 cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Sochi.</strong></p>

<p><strong>Which matches will be held in St. Petersburg:</strong></p>

<p>June 15, 18:00 – MOROCCO-IRAN;
<p>June 19, 21:00 – RUSSIA-EGYPT;
<p>June 22, 15:00 – BRAZIL-COSTA RICA;
<p>June 26, 21:00 – NIGERIA-ARGENTINA;
<p>July 14, 17:00 a match for the third place will take place.</p>

<p><strong>The venue for the matches of the Championship will be the Saint Petersburg Stadium (Futbolnaya alleya, 1, str. 1)</strong></p>

<p>The Saint Petersburg Stadium , located on Krestovsky Island, is also known as the Zenit Arena. It is the main venue for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ . At the time of the 2018 World Cup, the stadium has been given the official name of "Saint Petersburg".</p>

<p><strong>Stadium history</strong></p>

<p>The Saint Petersburg Stadium is located on the site of the former Kirov stadium, which was opened on 30 July, 1950 (construction began in 1932).</p>

<p>The project of the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was chosen for the construction of the arena in 2006, which provided for the preservation of the dimensions of the hill and pavilions of the Kirov stadium. The football field also remained in the same place as in the old arena. In addition, the stadium preserved cash pavilions and a monument to Kirov.</p>

<p><strong>Key figures</strong></p>

<p>68,000 spectators is a stadium capacity for football matches, 80,000 — for various theatre and concert events;

<p>2732 parking lots are located near the stadium, 230 – inside the stadium;

<p>24,000 people can be located on the lower tier of the stadium, 44,000 people on the top;
<p>287 680 square meters is the total area of the arena;
<p>26 000 square metres is area of commercial premises</p>

<p><strong>Stadium facilities</strong></p>

<p>The highest stadium in Russia – 75 meters;
<p>Huge roof – 71000 square meters;
<p>Roll-out field – 7000 tons;
<p>Metal structures – 32 thousand tons;
<p>Experts from around the world – 4500 people
<p>Space for everyone – 14270 seats designed for active fans, 560 for visitors with limited mobility and 104 skyboxes
<p>Excellent infrastructure - 8 cafes and 8 restaurants for 5 thousand seats, as well as 1109 and 1311 female and male toilets, including 46 for visitors with limited mobility</p>

<p><strong>FIFA Fan Festival</strong></p>

<p>During the FIFA 2018 ™ FIFA World Cup ™ in St. Petersburg at the Konyushennaya ploschad' (Konyushennaya Square) will be held a FIFA Fan Fest. In addition to the square, the Fan Festival venue includes an adjacent area of the naberezhnaya reki Moiki (Moika River embankment) and part of the Marsovo Pole (Field of Mars).</p>

<p>The FIFA Fan Festival is the best place for watching football matches, if you are not at the stadium. It will become an integral part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, and its venues will become the place for meetings of fans from all over the world.</p>

<p>In addition to watching the game on a large screen, visitors can enjoy some live music, hobnob with star footballers and other VIPs at the Fan Fest, and buy souvenirs from FIFA sponsors and partners.</p>

<p>Entrance to the Fan Fest will be free for all visitors, and stay at the Fest – comfortable, safe and memorable.</p>

<p><strong>More information on the <a href="http://spb2018.com/en/"> web site </a></strong>

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