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Kazan Arena (Russian: «Казань Арена»; Tatar: Казан Арена) is a stadium in Kazan, Russia. It was completed in July 2013, and will host football matches, especially Rubin Kazan's home games in the Russian Premier League. The stadium has the largest outside screen in Europe.

Kazan Arena
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Location Prospekt Khusaina Yamasheva, 115 А, Kazan, Russia
Capacity 45,379 (Russian Premier League)
42,873 (2018 FIFA World Cup)[1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Broke ground May 2010
Opened July 2013
Construction cost $ 450 million
Architect Populous, V. Motorin
FC Rubin Kazan



The stadium's LED facade is the largest one installed on a football stadium in the world.[2]

The stadium hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade opening and closing ceremonies, and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. It will also host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Its capacity is around 45,379.[3] It will replace Central Stadium as Kazan's main football stadium. Kazan Arena also hosted the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.

The architectural concept has been designed by Populous; according to lead designer Damon Lavelle, the stadium is a unique response to the local culture and place. The general design stage: "TatInvestGrazhdanProekt", "Intex", "TsNIIpromzdany".

The 16th FINA World Championships were held in Kazan, with some events held at the Arena.

2017 FIFA Confederations CupEdit

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
18 June 2017 18:00   Portugal 2–2   Mexico Group A 34,372[4]
22 June 2017 21:00   Germany 1–1   Chile Group B 38,222[5]
24 June 2017 18:00   Mexico 2–1   Russia Group A 41,585[6]
28 June 2017 21:00   Portugal 0–0 (0–3 p)   Chile Semi-final 40,855[7]

2018 FIFA World CupEdit

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
16 June 2018 13:00   France 2–1   Australia Group C 41,279[8]
20 June 2018 21:00   Iran 0–1   Spain Group B 42,718[9]
24 June 2018 21:00   Poland   Colombia Group H
27 June 2018 17:00   South Korea   Germany Group F
30 June 2018 17:00 Winner Group C Runner-up Group D Round of 16
6 July 2018 21:00 Winner Match 53 Winner Match 54 Quarter-finals



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