Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg)
The Central Stadium of Yekaterinburg known as Ekaterinburg Arena, is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia. It is the home ground of Russian Premier League football club FC Ural Yekaterinburg; the capacity of the stadium is just over 35,000, might be reduced to 25,000 after the World Cup. It is one of 12 venues in 11 host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia; the stadium is the eastern-most among the 2018 World Cup venues, being the only venue that stands in Asian Russia. Central Stadium was built in 1957. Earlier on this territory of the city was a sports facilities: from 1900 - the Velodrome, from 1928 - Regional Stadium, from 1936 - the stadium "Metallurg of the East"; the Stadium has hosted thousands of sports and entertainment events. In the first years after its opening, the stadium has become one of the world most important arenas of speed skating. In 1959 it held the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women, as well as the 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966 championships of the USSR, in the 1964-73 period many matches between strongest national speed skating teams of the world.
During the time when SKA-Sverdlovsk was one of the best club teams in the world. The stadium hosts 1962, 1966, 1974 and 1978 Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR and other Russian and international competitions. In 2004 the Stadium became a public company - JSC "Central Stadium". From September 2006 to 2011, it completed a first large-scale stadium reconstruction. In 2015–17 completed another large-scale reconstruction; the capacity of the arena after the reconstruction was planned to be 35,000 spectators. The stadium will provide three types of seats, including special places for people with disabilities and sectors for the fans. In the east and west stands 30% of seats will be placed under a canopy. Security systems, telecommunications, video feed and audio experience enable high levels of service and safety to the stadium; the kernel of the stadium will bring together a football field with natural turf size 105x68 m and an athletic complex, consisting of eight racetracks, areas for long jump, triple jump and shot put.
Grand Sports Arena will conform to international standards of FIFA and UEFA, the Russian Athletics Federation, as well as international agencies, cultural events and concerts. Under the stands will be places for sports facilities, accommodation for athletes, medical teams and complexes catering. Near the sports center area will be parking and flat sporting facilities: a football field with artificial turf, tennis courts; as the stadium was chosen as one of the venues of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, temporary stands extending outside the original perimeter of the stadium were erected so as to comply with the FIFA requirement of seatings for 35,000 spectators. In addition, it was planned to equip 8 booths for sports commentators on radio and television, there will be a press center to provide room for journalists who cover the course of sporting events; the arena has artificially heated artificial irrigation. In the stadium, it is planned to build a fitness center and Valeological center, which will be an organized system of fast-food outlets to serve the audience, there will be a restaurant with 200-300 seats.
It will develop the modern system of access to the stadium, providing security and evacuation systems that meet international requirements. Additionally, a hotel will be built. Near the stadium will be a parking lot with 3200 spaces. In November 2010, the construction of reinforced concrete structures of two additional grandstands - the south and north - was finalized. Roofing work closed the thermal path to the east and west stands. Work on the landscaping included lawns decorated and paved parking for special mobile TV stations and specialized in the sports complex and complete reconstruction of the stadium's outer fence, which has retained its historic appearance. Preparatory work for the installation of spectator seating was conducted. Stable funding to finish the stadium was provided in the summer of 2011. In October 2015 began another full reconstruction of the stadium. For the World Cup the stadium had a capacity of 35,696 spectators, 12,000 of which are temporary seating. After the World Cup, these 12,000 seats might be removed, resulting in a capacity of around 23,000.
The temporary stands attracted international attention because of its "dangerous" appearance, extending out from the outer facade. The following services are available to fans visiting the stadium: Navigation and information support from volunteers. Information. Storage room. Audio descriptive commentary for fans who are visually impaired. Seating options include non-standard seats for plus-size spectators; the stadium stands include special observation area for people with disabilities, which offers space for wheelchairs and accompanying persons. The stadium has a specially designed sector for people with disabilities; the seats in the sector are covered by the canopy and separated from other seats by handrails and glass. All seats are adapted for wheelchair users: they stand at a distance of one and a half meter from one another. Security of fans and staff is ensured by a ticket/pass entry system and a set of counter-terrorism measures; the arena is equipped with CROC systems and systems for engineering system and str
Gazprom Arena is a retractable roof stadium with a retractable pitch in the western portion of Krestovsky Island in Saint Petersburg, which serves as home for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The stadium was opened in 2017 for the FIFA Confederations Cup, it was called Saint Petersburg Stadium during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. The competition between architectural projects was won by Kisho Kurokawa's "The Spaceship"; the design of the stadium is a modified and enlarged version of Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, designed by Kurokawa. The stadium was built on the location where the former Kirov Stadium used to stand before it was demolished. In January 2009 The St. Petersburg Times reported that the project was now to be funded by the city government of St Petersburg, with Gazprom switching to build a separate skyscraper project; the City Hall had to step in after Gazprom declined to invest any further money into the stadium's construction. On 25 July 2016 the general contractor, Inzhtransstroy-Spb, issued a statement that the city authorities have failed to pay 1 billion rubles worth of construction work and stopped the work.
The next day the contract was terminated. On 1 August there were reports of wind damage to parts of the metal sheathing, a flood. In the end of August 2016, the new general contractor, resumed construction works on the site; the first official match held at the stadium was the Russian Premier League game between FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and FC Ural on 22 April 2017. Branislav Ivanović scored the first goal in the stadium's history. On 17 June 2017, the first game of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was held on the stadium with the Group A match between the host Russia and New Zealand. On 2 July 2017, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was held at the stadium between Chile and Germany, becoming the most attended match of the tournament and setting the record attendance for the stadium. On 19 September 2014, it was announced by UEFA that the stadium will host four UEFA Euro 2020 finals fixtures, three group games and a quarterfinal match; the following services are available to fans visiting the stadium: Navigation and information support from volunteers.
Information. Storage room. Audio descriptive commentary for fans who are visually impaired. Seating options include non-standard seats for plus-size spectators; the stadium stands include special observation area for people with disabilities, which offers space for wheelchairs and accompanying persons. Saint Petersburg Arena offers 560 seats for people with disabilities, 266 of them are for wheelchair users. Moreover, the stadium design includes special lobbies and ramps to ensure accessibility to spectators with limited mobility; the stadium has been prepared for the FIFA World Cup games in accordance with the FIFA requirements for capacity and security. The stadium is equipped with a video surveillance and identification system that makes it possible to detect any troublemakers and fans who are not allowed to enter; the arena is equipped with a security alarm system, a fire alarm system and a robotic fire-extinguishing system. Http://gazprom-arena.com/eng Official website] Live webcam of stadium construction at http://ingtransstroy.ru Updated renders of the stadium after project adjustment Section about the stadium on the official website of Zenit
Gazovik Stadium (Orenburg)
Gazovik Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Orenburg, Russia. It is used for football matches and is the home stadium of FC Orenburg; the stadium holds 7,500 people, all seated. Stadium Information
2018–19 Russian Premier League
The 2018–19 Russian Premier League is the 27th season of the premier football competition in Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the 16th under the current Russian Premier League name. Lokomotiv Moscow come into the season as the defending champions; the new logo was presented on 24 July 2018, there was no title sponsor announced for the season. As in the previous season, 16 teams will play in the 2018–19 season. After the 2017–18 season, Anzhi Makhachkala, Tosno and SKA-Khabarovsk were relegated to the 2018–19 Russian National Football League, they were replaced by three clubs from the 2017–18 Russian National Football League, Krylya Sovetov Samara, Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. Orenburg and Krylya Sovetov returned after one season of absence while Yenisey make their debut in the Premier League. On 13 June 2018, FC Amkar Perm announced that the Russian Football Union recalled their 2018–19 season license, making them ineligible for the Russian Premier League or Russian Football National League.
FC Anzhi Makhachkala, licensed for the 2018–19 Premier League before losing in the 2017–18 relegation play-offs, was eligible to stay in the league ahead of the other relegation play-off losing club, FC Tambov. Anzhi re-applied for the Premier League membership on 15 June and was re-admitted into the Premier League on 22 June; the 16 teams will play a round-robin tournament whereby each team plays each one of the other teams twice, once at home and once away. Thus, a total of 240 matches will be played, with 30 matches played by each team; the teams that finish 15th and 16th will be relegated to the FNL, while the top 2 in that league will be promoted to the Premier League for the 2019–20 season. The 13th and 14th Premier League teams will play the 4th and 3rd FNL teams in two playoff games with the winners securing Premier League spots for the 2019–20 season; the table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were scheduled, but added to the full round they were played afterwards.
Last updated: 14 April 2019 Russian National Football League Russian Cup Official website
Arsenal Stadium (Tula)
The Arsenal Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Tula, Russia. It is used for FC Arsenal Tula football matches; the stadium was constructed in 1959 and holds 20,048 people
VEB Arena, known as Arena CSKA due to UEFA sponsorship regulations, is a multi-use stadium in Khodynka Field, Russia, completed in 2016. It is used for football matches and host the home matches of PFC CSKA Moscow and the Russian national team; the stadium is located near the Khodynka Field in the Park of Birch Grove. The construction process started in 2007 but had been halted several times, with the longest pause lasting 16 months; the stadium was designed with a capacity of 30,000 people. Integral part of it is a skyscraper aimed to resemble the UEFA Cup, first European trophy won by a Russian club with CSKA beating Sporting CP in 2005; the 142 meter tall skyscraper is to stand in one of the corners, but the remaining three will have office spaces and skyboxes instead of regular stands. There are 1,400 car park spaces planned; the first match at the new stadium was to be the game for the 2016 Russian Super Cup between the Russian champion - CSKA and the Cup Winner - Zenit on July 23, 2016, but due to the object being unprepared the game was moved to RZD Arena.
September 4, 2016 was the debut match, without spectators, in which CSKA won 3:0. The first official match at the stadium was held on September 10 against Terek and won 3:0; the first goal in the new arena was scored by Lacina Traoré. On September 27 CSKA held the first European Cups' match at the stadium - in the UEFA Champions League against the English club Tottenham Hotspur, where they lost 0-1. February 28, 2017 in Sochi the stadium was decided to receive the name VEB Arena; the first match at the stadium with a new name CSKA held March 4, 2017 against Zenit, the game ended with a draw, 0:0. The match updated attendance record. April 30, 2017 CSKA played against Spartak; the game ended with CSKA defeat, this was the first defeat of CSKA Moscow at its stadium in the Russian Championship. June 9, 2017 Russian national team played at the stadium for the first time. In a friendly game they played against Chile; the match ended in a draw 1:1, the author of the Russian team goal was CSKA player Viktor Vasin.
On 28 February 2017, CSKA Moscow announced that they had sold the naming rights to the stadium to Russian bank VEB, with the stadium becoming the VEB Arena. One year after the first European Cups' match at the stadium, CSKA played in the UEFA Champions League against the English team - this time Manchester United. September 27, 2017. CSKA lost 1-4. At VEB Arena there were 29,073 spectators. October 7, 2017 VEB Arena held a friendly game between South Korea; the meeting ended with a victory of the hosts, 4:2. November 22, 2017 VEB Arena hosted a game of the UEFA Champions League between CSKA Moscow and S. L. Benfica; the match ended with the victory of CSKA with a score of 2:0. On 12 April 2018, in UEFA Europa League quarter-final between CSKA and Arsenal was set an attendance record - 29,284 spectators. Park Live 5 festival took place at the stadium, System Of A Down and Three Days Grace performed in front of more than 20,000 people. Grigory Fedotov Stadium, previous stadium Light-Athletic Football Complex CSKA, training field with artificial turf located nearby Official site Construction progress updates at StadiumDB.com Design renderings at StadiumDB.com Stadium information
Luzhniki Stadium is the national stadium of Russia, located in its capital city, Moscow. The full name of the stadium is Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, its total seating capacity of 81,000 makes it the largest football stadium in Russia and one of the largest stadiums in Europe. The stadium is a part of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, is located in Khamovniki District of the Central Administrative Okrug of Moscow city; the name Luzhniki derives from the flood meadows in the bend of Moskva River where the stadium was built, translating as "The Meadows". Luzhniki was the main stadium of the 1980 Olympic Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some of the competitions, including the final of the football tournament. A UEFA Category 4 stadium, Luzhniki hosted UEFA Cup Final in 1999 and UEFA Champions League Final in 2008; the stadium hosted such events as 1973 Summer Universiade and 2013 World Championships in Athletics. It was named the main stadium of 2018 FIFA World Cup and hosted 7 matches of the tournament, including the opening match and the final.
In the past its field has been used as the home ground for football games played by CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow and Torpedo Moscow, there are no clubs based at the stadium. Today it is used as one of the home grounds of the Russian national football team; the stadium is used from time for concerts. It is used to host Russian domestic cup finals; the stadium is located in Khamovniki District of the Central Administrative Okrug of Moscow city, south-west of the city center. The name Luzhniki derives from the flood meadows in the bend of Moskva River where the stadium was built, translating as "The Meadows", it was necessary to find a large plot of land, preferably in a green area close to the city center that could fit into the transport map of the capital without too much difficulty. According to one of the architects: "On a sunny spring day of 1954, we, a group of architects and engineers who were tasked with designing the Central stadium, climbed onto a large paved area on the Lenin Hills... the proximity of the river, green mass of clean, fresh air - this circumstance alone mattered to select the area of the future city of sports...
In addition, Luzhniki is located close to the city center and convenient access to major transport systems with all parts of the capital". It was one of the few major European football stadia to use an artificial pitch, having installed a FIFA-approved FieldTurf pitch in 2002. However, a temporary natural grass pitch was installed for the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final. In August 2016 a permanent hybrid turf was installed, consisting of 95 percent natural grass reinforced with plastic. On 23 December 1954, the Government of the USSR adopted a resolution on the construction of a stadium in the Luzhniki area in Moscow; the decision of the Soviet Government was a response to a specific current international situation: By the early 1950s, Soviet athletes took to the world stage for the first time after the Great Patriotic War, participating in the Olympic Games. The 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki brought the Soviet team 71 medals and second place in the unofficial team standings, it was a major success, but the increased athletic development of the Soviet Union, a matter of state policy, required the construction of a new sports complex.
The proposed complex was to meet all modern international standards and at the same time serve as a training base for the Olympic team and arena for large domestic and international competitions. The stadium was built in 1955–56 as the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium. Building materials came from Leningrad and the Armenian SSR, electrical and oak beams for the spectator benches from the Ukrainian SSR, furniture from Riga and Kaunas, glass was brought from Minsk, electrical equipment from Podolsk in Moscow Oblast, larch lumber from Irkutsk in Siberia, it was necessary to demolish a whole area of dilapidated buildings. Because the soil was waterlogged the entire area of the foundations of the complex had to be raised half a meter. 10,000 piles were hammered into the ground and dredgers reclaimed about 3 million cubic meters of soil. The stadium was opened on 31 July 1956, having been built in just 450 days, it was the national stadium of the Soviet Union, is now the national stadium of Russia.
The stadium was the chief venue for the 1980 Summer Olympics, the spectator capacity being 103,000 at that time. The events hosted in this stadium were the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Football finals, the Individual Jumping Grand Prix. On 20 October 1982, disaster struck during a UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem. 66 people died in the stampede. In 1992, the stadium was renamed Luzhniki Stadium. An extensive renovation in 1996 saw the construction of a roof over the stands, the refurbishment of the seating areas, resulting in a decrease in capacity; the stadium hosted the 1999 UEFA Cup Final in which Parma defeated Marseille in the second UEFA Cup Final to be played as a single fixture. The Luzhniki Stadium was chosen by UEFA to host the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final won by Manchester United who beat Chelsea in the first all-English Champions League Final on 21 May; the match passed incident-free and a spokesman for the British Embassy in Moscow said, "The security and logistical arrangements put in place by the Russian authorities have been first-rate, as has been their cooperation with their visiting counterparts f