Otkritie Arena - Spartak Moscow Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: September 4, 2021

Aerial view of Otkrytie Arena

The Otkrytie Arena or Spartak Stadium is a multi-purpose sports venue located in the Tushino district of Moscow. Constructed in anticipation of the Russian hosted 2018 World Cup, the 42,000 capacity ground is set to open on the 5th of September 2014 and will be used by FC Spartak Moscow.

Spartak Moscow Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Overview
Team:Spartak Moscow
Opened:2014
Capacity:45,360
Address: Volokolamskoye sh. 69, Moscow, 125424
Pitch Size:105 m x 68 m
Record Attendance:44,190 (2018 World Cup Games)
Operator:FC Spartak Moscow
Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otkritie_Arena
Official Site:http://otkritiearena.ru/en
Stadium Names
Names:Spartak Moscow Stadium
International Name:Spartak Stadium (FIFA)
Construction Details
Broke Ground:2nd July 2007
Built:2010-2014
Architect:BiznesTehProekt, PozhEvroStroi
Construction Cost:€200 million (2014)

Otkritie Arena History

Otkrytie Arena first opened on the 27th August 2014 and is located on the former site of Tushino Airfield which is a general aviation airport located in the north-west of Moscow. Designed by AECOm and Dexter Moren Associates, the stadium’s inaugural match was held on the 5th September between the home side, Spartak Moscow and Serbian side Red Star Belgrade which resulted in a 1-1 draw.

Costing an estimated $430 million dollars (14 billion RUB), the stadium was financed privately by Spartak Moscow’s owner Leonid Fedun who invested funds into the company through his LUKoil Company. Prior to this Spartak has never owned their own stadium and although this is not uncommon in Russia, it is becoming increasingly rare in Europe as teams look to maximize their match-day revenues.

The club had previously sought to build their own stadium back in the early 1990s but the club was unable to raise the necessary capital after the city were unable to allocate sufficient public funds to support the project. Unlike some stadiums across Europe such Valencia’s Nou Mestalla Stadium which was halted by the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the reduced interest rate actually benefited the club, ultimately reducing the total cost of the new stadium.

Spartak Stadium is set to be one of four stadiums used for the 2017 Confederations Cup and one of twelve stadiums used for the 2018 World Cup, both of which are set to be held in Russia. Along with Zenit Saint Petersburg’s New Stadium and Rubin Kazan’s Kazan Arena, Otkrytie Arena will be one of the newest stadiums built for the tournament with the Luzhniki Stadium which is set to host the final undergoing refurbishment rather than a rebuild.

FC Spartak Moscow Info

Full Name:Футбольный клуб Спартак Москва (Football Club Spartak Moscow)
Rivals:CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow (Traditional), Lokomotiv Moscow, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Dynamo Kyiv (Historic)
Founded:1922
Team Colours:Red and White
Nicknames:Narodnaya komanda (The People's Team), Krasno-Belye (Red-and-Whites), Myaso (Meat)
Training Ground:Spartak Stadion
Former Stadiums:Various other Moscow Stadiums
Famous Players:Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Moses, Luiz Adriano, Marcos Rojo, Nemanja Vidić, Aiden McGeady, Salvatore Bocchetti, André Schürrle
Famous Managers:Unai Emery, Michael Laudrup, Massimo Carrera, Domenico Tedesco
Team Owner:Vagit Alekperov & Leonid Fedun
Team Goalscorer:Nikita Simonyan (135)
Most Appearances:Fyodor Cherenkov (398)
Official Website:https://spartak.com/
Team Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Spartak_Moscow

Otkritie Arena Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Spartak Moscow's Otkritie Arena:

FC spartak moscow fans

Stand Photos

The Otkrytie Arena is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

How to get to Otkritie Arena

Where is Otkritie Arena?


Driving

The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:

Car Parks

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Otkritie Arena?

Russian side Spartak Moscow play their home matches at Otkritie Arena.

What is the capacity of Otkritie Arena?

As of 2021 Otkritie Arena has an official seating capacity of 45,360 for Football matches.

When was Otkritie Arena opened?

Otkritie Arena officially opened in 2014 and is home to Spartak Moscow

What is the postcode for Otkritie Arena?

The postcode for Otkritie Arena is 125424.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Otkritie Arena in 2021. Please visit the official website of Spartak Moscow for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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