Location: The Central Park on the bank of the Volga River at the foot of the Mamayev Kurgan war memorial Capacity: 45,000 Opening Date: The Volgograd Arena will be officially opened in April 2018.
Volgograd will host four group stage matches during next the World Cup in the Summer.
Founded in 1589, Volgograd has a total population of 1 million people and holds the title of a Hero City. During the Great Patriotic War, the Battle of Stalingrad, which largely decided the outcome of World War II, took place here in 1942-1943.
Volgograd is also unique as it stretches for as many as 85 to 90 kilometres along the river, moreover, if we add the suburbs the figure will be even more stunning – over 120 kilometres.
Volgograd Arena is being built on the site of the Central stadium that was opened in 1962. The final official match at the previous stadium took place between FC Rotor and FC Enisey on May 15, 2014.
Following the World Cup, Volgograd Arena will become home to FC Rotor Volgograd.