Location: Radiotsentr district, 10 kilometers to the north of the city centre of Samara Capacity: 45,000 Status: New stadium Opening Date: The Samara Stadium will officially open in April 2018
The Samara Stadium is set to host six matches in next Summer's World Cup including four Group Games a round-of-16 match and a quarter-final.
Samara is located on the bank of the Volga River, one of largest rivers in the world and the longest river in Europe. It is a major economic, industrial, cultural and scientific centre with a population of 1.2 million people.
Throughout the 20th century, Samara’s history was closely intertwined with space, as it became the very place where launch vehicles were designed and manufactured. Another point of pride for Samara residents in the fact that their city boasts the largest square in Europe, KuybyshevaSquare, which will host the Fifa Fan Fest.
The stadium stands on Samara’s highest point in the Radiotsentr district. Samara Arena is 65 meters high, as tall as Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral or the two famous towers of London’sTower Bridge. More than 13,000 tons of metal structures were used during construction.