Kazan Arena

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Kazan Arena
Казань арена.jpg
Location Prospekt Khusaina Yamasheva, 115 А, Kazan, Russia
Coordinates 55°49′16″N 49°09′39″E / 55.82111°N 49.16083°E / 55.82111; 49.16083Coordinates: 55°49′16″N 49°09′39″E / 55.82111°N 49.16083°E / 55.82111; 49.16083
Capacity 45,379 (Russian Premier League)
42,873 (2018 FIFA World Cup)[1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface GrassMaster
Construction
Broke ground May 2010
Opened July 2013
Construction cost $ 450 million
Architect Populous, V. Motorin
Tenants
FC Rubin Kazan (2013–present)

Kazan Arena (Russian: «Казань Арена»; Tatar: Казан Арена) is a stadium in Kazan, Russia. It was completed in July 2013, and hosts football matches, especially Rubin Kazan's home games in the Russian Premier League. The stadium has the largest outside screen in the world. Its capacity is around 45,379.[2]

Overview

The stadium's LED facade is the largest one installed on a football stadium in the world.[3]

The architectural concept has been designed by Populous; according to lead designer Damon Lavelle, the stadium is a unique response to the local culture and place. The general design stage: "TatInvestGrazhdanProekt", "Intex", "TsNIIpromzdany".

It replaced Central Stadium as Kazan's main football stadium.

The stadium hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade opening and closing ceremonies, and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Kazan Arena also hosted the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.

The 16th FINA World Championships were held in Kazan, with some events held at the Arena. It saw twelve swimming records.[4]

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the stadium hosted six matches, including the ones where three past champions (Germany, Argentina, and Brazil) were eliminated from the tournament.

Poland vs Colombia match during 2018 FIFA World Cup

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
18 June 2017 18:00  Portugal 2–2  Mexico Group A 34,372[5]
22 June 2017 21:00  Germany 1–1  Chile Group B 38,222[6]
24 June 2017 18:00  Mexico 2–1  Russia Group A 41,585[7]
28 June 2017 21:00  Portugal 0–0 (a.e.t., 0–3 pen.)  Chile Semi-finals 40,855[8]

2018 FIFA World Cup

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
16 June 2018 13:00  France 2–1  Australia Group C 41,279[9]
20 June 2018 21:00  Iran 0–1  Spain Group B 42,718[10]
24 June 2018 21:00  Poland 0–3  Colombia Group H 42,873[11]
27 June 2018 17:00  South Korea 2–0  Germany Group F 41,835[12]
30 June 2018 17:00  France 4–3  Argentina Round of 16 42,873[13]
6 July 2018 21:00  Brazil 1–2  Belgium Quarter-finals 42,873[14]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Kazan Arena". FIFA. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Футбольный стадион «Казань Арена» - Казань Арена". kazanarena.com. 
  3. ^ https://invidis.de/2013/07/kazan-arena-groste-led-fassade-an-einem-fusballstadium/ (German)
  4. ^ "Host City - Kazan". Special Broadcasting Service. 1 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Match report – Group A – Portugal - Mexico" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Match report – Group B – Germany - Chile" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Match report – Group A – Mexico - Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Match report – Semi-final – Portugal - Chile" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Match report – Group C – France - Australia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018. 
  10. ^ "Match report – Group B – IR Iran - Spain" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  11. ^ "Match report – Group H – Poland - Colombia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018. 
  12. ^ "Match report – Group F – Korea Republic - Germany" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  13. ^ "Match report – Round of 16 – France - Argentina" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  14. ^ "Match report – Quarter-final – Brazil - Belgium" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 

External links

Media related to Kazan Arena at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website
  • Stadium information[permanent dead link]
  • Stadium construction progress
  • Gallery with pictures of the stadium on Sports.ru
Preceded by
Shenzhen Bay Sports Center and Window of the World
Shenzhen
Summer Universiade
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

2013
Succeeded by
Guus Hiddink Stadium
Gwangju
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