Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Location: the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers, close to the city’s historical centre of Nizhny NovgorodCapacity: 45,000Status: New stadiumOpening Date: The Stadium will be officially opened in April 2018.
Nizhny Novgorod will host six World Cup matches in the summer, with four group games taking place in the city as well as a round-of-16 and quarter-final tie.
Founded in 1221 with a population 1.3 million people Nizhny Novgorod has played an important role in Russia’s history.
It was here that Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky gathered a volunteer army in the 17th century to liberate Moscow from foreign invaders. The Nizhny Novgorod Fair, which opened in the 19th century, was a major site for domestic and international trade, winning the city the nickname “Nation's purse”.
In the 20th century, the city developed as a large industrial centre with major machine-building plants, including the GAZ automobile plant, which is known around the world. Nizhny Novgorod has the fifth largest population in Russia.
The stadium’s main colors are white, blue and dark blue with architectural lighting will highlight the façade at night.
Following the tournament, the stadium will be the new home stadium of FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod.