Location: Novo-Savinovsky district, on the Kazankariver bank, Kazan Capacity: 45,000. Status: commissioned. Opening date: The stadium was unveiled on June 14, 2013, and hosted Fifa Confederations Cup 2017 matches.
Kazan is set to host six matches at this summer's Fifa World Cup including four Group matches one Round-of-16 tie and one Quarter-final.
The City is the capital of Republic of Tatarstan with a population of 1.2 million people and one of the oldest cities in Russia. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities, with 115 ethnicities living here besidesTatars and Russians. Kazan’s key landmark is theKremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Kazan Arena was the first stadium built for the upcoming 2018 Fifa World Cup and is the only football stadium in the world to see 12 swimming records: in 2015, during the 16th FINA WorldChampionships, the arena hosted swimming and synchronized swimming events.
Viewed from above, the arena resembles a water lily inshape. Five million bricks were used to build the stadium – twice as many as were needed for the Great Pyramid of Giza, with the roof built with more steel (over 12,000tons) than that of London's Wembley Stadium.