Venues and stadiums of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia

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Venues and stadiums of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia

Everything is ready for the start of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia and the host cities of the games are waiting for guests with open arms. The cities of the venues offer the visitor a great variety of cultures and Russian lifestyle, from the “secluded” Kaliningrad on the shores of the Baltic Sea to the Kazan Tatar or the Urals Gate in Yekaterinburg. In this article we will tell you a bit about the stadiums of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia

It is worth knowing these cities

Moscow

This is a city that you cannot describe in simple words. It has been called “a city with white walls and a golden dome”, a city of forty churches, old and young, hospitable and business, solemn, happy and noisy at the same time. In other words, a true capital. The financial city par excellence. The stadium is one if the stadiums of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia, where the team Luzhniki will play their match. This was the Olympic stadium (where the opening and final matches will be held) and the impressive Otkritie stadium of the Moscow Spartak.

Saint Petersburg

The dream of Peter the Great. The cultural city, with its palaces and houses that resemble a European city, but with the appearance of the Soviet atmosphere. Bohemian and picturesque, it is the most important city of Russia next to Moscow. This stadium is one of the stadiums of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia, the newest of all, has a futuristic look, it’s not for nothing that they call it a UFO. This is the new stadium “Zenith” in St. Petersburg.

Kazan

The capital of Tatarstan, one of the main cities of the Kanatos, who took Russia. With its impressive Muslim Kremlin, on the banks of the River Volga. It is considered the third capital of Russia, located on the Great Silk Road, it will not leave you indifferent. The stadium is a Kazan arena, where Rubin Kazan plays.

Sochi

It has always been considered the main tourist center of Russia, and the 2014 Winter Olympics provided the city with an impressive modern infrastructure. TThe stadium, at the end of the Winter Games of 2014, where the opening and closing ceremonies were held, took 14 thousand tons of metal to turn it into a football field.

Kaliningrad

The house of the Order of the Teutonic Knights and the legendary Baron Munchhausen. Located far from the rest of the country, it makes this city one of the different cities of Russia. The Baltika team will play at the Kaliningrad stadium. Opening this year.

Saransk

Perhaps the most unknown of the host cities of the world. Saransk is a city of myths and legends, with great plans for the future. Recalling his trip to Saransk, Leo Tolstoy wrote in 1906: “Old pine trees with long trunks and short crowns, the land is black, and slightly  stony… The Sura River and the best sturgeon ever found”. By 2018, when the 2018 FIFA World Cup comes, the myths of Saransk will have been transformed into architecture. The stadium of Saransk is the Mordovia Arena.

Nizhny Novgorod

Just a quarter of a century ago, Nizhny Novgorod could not be found on any tourist itinerary map: between 1959 and 1990 Nizhny was called Gorky and was the largest closed city in the Soviet Union. Named after its most famous resident, the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the city was a symbol of the military prowess of the Soviet Union. At the same time, Nizhny Novgorod is an old Russian trade city with wooden planks and carved window frames that survived the onslaught of modern architecture. The city’s stadium, also opened this year, is the place where the FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod plays.

Volgograd

Maybe the name will say nothing to you, but if we tell you Stalingrad, its old name… Many events have left their mark on the city in monuments, places and traditions. Over the past century, the city has changed its name three times: at the beginning of the 20th century, it was called Tsaritsyn and it was a place of backwater on the banks of the Volga River. Then it became Stalingrad – a fortress that played a key role in a Second World War, and then was renamed Volgograd, becoming into a process of a sunny and hospitable city, whose inhabitants love fishing, football, boat trips and beaches. The stadium is the “central stadium”, opened in 1962, but has been reformed to double its capacity, reaching 65,000 spectators.

Rostov-on-Don

Several cities are called Rostov, but this is the one on the Don River. It was a major trading port due to its strategic location at the mouth of the Don River in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Home of the Cossacks of the south. The mild climate makes this city an ideal place to relax from the cold north. Its stadium is famous in Europe thanks to the participation of the team “Rostov” in European competitions.

Yekaterinburg

UNESCO has named Yekaterinburg one of the twelve ideal cities in the world. It’s title is ideal for the capital of the Urals. This is a territory full of natural treasures such as oil, gas, gold mines and the emerald field. The stadium is also called the central stadium it is where the Ural team plays.

Samara

It is a very diverse city. It is a commercial city and an important aerospace center. This is athletic, musical, and young city. In 1916, Boris Pasternak, a Russian poet, novelist and Nobel Prize winner, wrote: “Samara is the best, most sinful, most elegant and most convenient part of Russia, cut off from the city and transplanted on the banks of the Volga River. It’s stadium is the Samara Stadium of 2014.

Today, you have learned a bit about the stadiums of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia. We hope you enjoyed this article.

 

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