«EKATERINBURG ARENA» – is the stadium for the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ in Ekaterinburg. It is the largest object of sports infrastructure in the Ural Federal District, located in the central part of Ekaterinburg at the intersection of Malyshev, Repin and Pirogov streets.
The stadium was built in 1957 in the form of Stalin's neoclassicism. It is an object of cultural heritage. The complex of the stadium was included in the list of cultural monuments to be protected as a monument of national importance.
From 2015 to 2017 the sports complex is being reconstructed in order to meet the requirements of the FIFA to the main infrastructure objects of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ host cities.
The original name of the main stadium in Ekaterinburg is the "Central Stadium".
The Central Stadium was built in 1957, but the sport fame of this historic place in Ekaterinburg has more than a hundred years of history. The starting point was the 1900, when a merchant Kamaletdin Agafurov sponsored the construction of velodrome near Moscow highway. Ten years after the opening there were three football fields, the same number of grounds for tennis courts and special areas for golf croquet on the velodrome. Read more
After an official approval of Ekaterinburg as the host city of the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the city's main stadium was added to the list of the facilities of the Championship sports infrastructure.
Since the previous reconstruction was not related to Russia's bid to host the Championship it was decided to adapt the cultural heritage "Central Stadium. Complex" to modern use and create a unique sports facility, meeting the requirements of the FIFA to the main infrastructure objects of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ host cities.
A new project of reconstruction, which has begun in summer 2015, implies an increase in overall capacity of the grand sports arena of the stadium up to 35,000 seats. Read more
Photos and videos which show the reconstruction stages of «Ekaterinburg Arena».Read more