Take a look inside the Russian stadiums of the Confederation Cup

Russia is warming up for next year’s World Cup by playing at these awesome stadiums.

1. Krestovsky Stadium

Location: St. Petersburg

Team: Zenit St. Petersburg

Capacity: 68,000

The Confederations Cup opening ceremony was held at the Krestovsky stadium. Russia kicked off the tournament with their 2-0 win over New Zealand.

2. Kazan Arena

Location: Kazan

Team: FC Rubin Kazan

Capacity: 45,000

First opened in 2013, the stadium is notable for having the largest outside screen in Europe, running across one stand’s entire outer wall. The stadium will also be used for the World Cup next year.

3. Otkrytie Arena

Location: Moscow

Team: Spartak Moscow

Capacity: 45,000

The home ground of Russia’s newly-crowned champions Spartak Moscow, since it was built in 2014, the Otkrytie Arena has been the scene of many fiery clashes in Russia’s top league.

4. Fisht Olympic Stadium

Location: Sochi

Team: N/A

Capacity: 48,000

The stadium has been in the international spotlight since it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympics. To meet FIFA’s regulations, it was converted into an open-air football stadium for the 2017 Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup.

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Ibraheem Musa Usman
Ibraheem Musa Usman
June 24, 2017


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