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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

World Cup 2018: Russia's stadiums in pictures


Russia's World Cup: sport

Russia, not England, will host the 2018 World Cup, we take a glance at the 16 stadiums which will host the matches. Images of the stunning plans for Qatar 2022 can be seen here

Russia's World Cup: sport

Russia's World Cup: sport

Russia's World Cup: sport
Russia's World Cup: sport
Dynamo Stadium in Moscow. Built in 1928 and currently under reconstruction, the new stadium expects to hold 44,920 people
Russia's World Cup: sport
Stadium in St Petersburg. Construction is three years behind schedule but this 60,000 all-seater stadium, which will be home to Zenit St Petersburg, should be completed in 2011

Russia's World Cup: sport
Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Construction was due to start three years ago, but this image of the 42,000 all-seater stadium remains a vision of the future rather than a reality. It will be the home of Spartak Moscow – giving them their own stadium for the first time in their 75-year history


Russia's World Cup: sport
Yekaterinburg stadium in Yekaterinburg. On the fringes of Kazakhstan and with a population of 1.3 million people this city will be home to a 44,130 all-seater stadium
Russia's World Cup: sport
Stadium in Volgograd. Built in the city formerly known as Stalingrad, this 45,015 all-seater stadium will be the centrepiece of a vast new park close to the Mamayev Mound WW2 memorial
Russia's World Cup: sport
Stadium in Yaroslavl. Situated in the heart of Yaroslavl, this is another visionary proposal. Once built it will hold 44,042 fans and will be home to FC Shinnik Yaroslavl
Russia's World Cup: sport
Stadium in Sochi. This will be a host venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics as well as the World Cup. Its capacity should be 47,659
Russia's World Cup: sport
Stadium in Kaliningrad. Situated close to Poland, Kalingrad will host its matches in this 45,015 all-seater stadium situated on an island
Russia's World Cup: sport
Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod. Yet another stadium located in stunning environs, and with a capacity close to 45,000 (44,899 to be precise)
Russia's World Cup: sport
Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Built in 1956 and host to the 2008 Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea, the Luzhniki Stadium will undergo yet more renovation to boost its capacity to 89,318
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Stadium in Saransk. A small city with a population of only 300,000, but due to have a striking 45,000 all-seater stadium


Russia's World Cup: sport
Stadium in Kazan. Built on the Volga river, this 45,015 ground will be home to former Russian champions Rubin Kazan