World Cup Stadiums

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 25, 2019

Sepp Blatter Qatar winning envelope

Overview

  • Winner: Putin/Blatter
  • Runner Up: Western Europe
  • Stadiums: 12
  • Teams: 32
  • Date: 14th June – 15th July 2018

The 2018 World cup is set to be hosted by Russia from the 8th June to 8th July after Fifa selected the country ahead of bids from England, Netherlands/Belgium and Spain/Portugal.

There is some suggestions that the World Cup could be expanded to 40 teams from 32 for Russia 2018 with each group receiving an extra participant although the hosts are currently preparing for a tournament following the existing 32 team format.

Although the venue for the final is yet to be confirmed it looks like Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium will host the biggest game of the tournament based on the fact that it is the largest stadium as part of the bid with an 81,000 capacity.

Despite calls for the tournament to be stripped from Russia following controversial levels of racism in Russian Football and tense geopolitical issues such as the annexation of Crimea, Sepp Blatter insists that Russia proceed as hosts of the tournament.

Venues

LocationStadiumCapacity
MoscowLuzhniki Stadium81,000
MoscowOtkrytie Arena42,000
Saint PetersburgZenit Arena69,501
KazanKazan Arena45,105
SamaraSamara Stadium44,918
SaranskYubileyniy Stadium45,015
Rostov-on-DonLevberdon Arena43,702
SochiFisht Olympic Stadium47,659
YekaterinburgCentral Stadium44,130
VolgogradCentral Stadium45,015
Nizhny NovgorodStrelka Stadium44,899
KaliningradArena Baltika45,015

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 25, 2019