Stadium on 23 August 2014
|Opened||5 September 2014|
|Construction cost||14 billion RUB (430 million USD)|
Russia national football team
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
2018 FIFA World Cup
The venue is used mostly for football matches and is host the home matches of Spartak Moscow and occasionally of Russia national football team. The stadium is designed with a capacity of 45,360 people. The current design has been developed by AECOM and Dexter Moren Associates and will also neighbour a separate indoor arena. The main financing of the construction comes from the club's owner Leonid Fedun through affiliated companies LUKoil company and IFD Kapital.
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. 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.
- "Леонид Федун: общая стоимость строительства "Открытие-арены" составила 14 млрд рублей". ITAR-TASS. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- «Russia’s VTB Arena to be the main venue for 2018 FIFA World Cup
- Section on the official site of Spartak about the stadium with renders of the stadium
- Article on the official website of Spartak with pictures of the current design of the stadium as of December 2010