Otkrytie Arena

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Otkrytie Arena
Открытие Арена
Spartak stadium (Otkrytiye Arena), 23 August 2014.JPG
Stadium on 23 August, 2014
Location Tushino, Moscow
Capacity 44,929
Construction
Opened 27 August 2014
Construction cost 14 billion RUB (430 million USD)[1]
Tenants
FC Spartak Moscow
Spartak GM Moscow
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
2018 FIFA World Cup

Otkrytie Arena (or Spartak Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Moscow, Russia, the construction of which started in October 2010. It was opened 27 August 2014.

The venue will be used mostly for football matches and will host the home matches of FC Spartak Moscow. The stadium is designed with a capacity of 42,000 people. The current design has been developed by AECOM and Dexter Moren Associates and will also neighbour a separate indoor arena.[2] The main financing of the construction comes from the club's owner Leonid Fedun through affiliated companies LUKoil company and IFD Kapital.

Otkrytie Arena inside
Square near Otkrytie Arena

The stadium was constructed on the site of the Tushino Airport. The new stadium is included in the Russia's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, possibly hosting the opening game, as the Luzhniki Stadium is to host the final.[3] The stadium is to be completed ahead of the VTB Arena to hold the rights. It will also be one of four stadiums used for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Coordinates: 55°49′3″N 37°26′8″E / 55.81750°N 37.43556°E / 55.81750; 37.43556.