Location: Oktyabrsky Island in the city centre of Kaliningrad Capacity: 35,000 Status: New stadium. Opening Date: The stadium is due to officially open in March 2018.
The Kaliningrad Stadium will host four group stage matches during the Fifa World Cup and is located in the city centre on Oktyabrsky Island.
During the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the stadium seating capacity will be 35,000, then it will be reduced to 25,000 with the shape of the ground meant to be reminiscent of a bird's nest. Following the tournament, the stadium will be the new home stadium of FC Baltika.
Capital of the Kaliningrad Region Kaliningrad was founded in 1255 and has a population: of over 500,000 people.
Kaliningrad is Russia’s westernmost regional centre and the only one that is separated from the rest of Russia. Kaliningrad is the home city of one of the greatest philosophers, Immanuel Kant.
Before 1946, the city was called Koenigsberg and was part of East Prussia, former German province. Contemporary Kaliningrad has repeatedly topped the Russia’s Best City, Russia’s Most Beautiful City and Russia’s Best City for Business rankings.
The Kaliningrad Region in general and the city of Kaliningrad, in particular, are known for their amber deposits and production.