The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. It will be the 21st Fifa World Cup, after Russia was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.
All of the stadiums are in European Russia, to keep travel time manageable for the teams in the huge country. Three of these stadiums were renovated and others would be newly constructed. The Luzhniki Stadium located in Moscow and The Saint Petersburgs are the two largest stadiums in Russia and those are going to be used the most, with 7 matches each.
Moscow, the capital city of Russia
Moscow is the capital and most populous city in Russia. This city is recognized as a Russian federal city. The 1980 Summer Olympics was a international event which was held in Moscow and in 2008 took place Chapions League Final.
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
The national stadium of Russia is the Luzhniki Stadium which is located in its capital. This stadium has a total seating capacity of 81,000 and this features makes it the largest football stadium in Russia and is considered as on of the largest in Europe.
Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Otkritie Arena is a multi-purpose in Moscow. The venue is used mostly for football matches. This stadium was designed for a capacity of 45.360 people. The stadium was officially oponed on 5 september 2014.
Saint Petersburg, Venice of the North
Saint Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia, with five million inhabitants. There's an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. This city is also called Venice of the North because has canals comparing it to Venice, Italy.
Krestovsky Stadium, Zenit Arena
Krestovsky Stadium is officially Saint-Petersbug Stadium which is also called Zenit Arena. This stadium is a retractable roof stadium located in the western portion of Krestovsky Island in Saint petersburg. Krestovsky Stadium has a capacity of 67,000 people, it is considered one of the most expensive stadiums ever built.
Kaliningrad, The Russian Hong Kong
Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. It was heavily damaded during the World War II and its populations fled or was removed by force when it became a Russian city.