Krestovsky Stadium

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Krestovsky Stadium
Krestovsky Stadium2.jpg
Location Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia
Coordinates 59°58′22.63″N 30°13′13.92″E / 59.9729528°N 30.2205333°E / 59.9729528; 30.2205333Coordinates: 59°58′22.63″N 30°13′13.92″E / 59.9729528°N 30.2205333°E / 59.9729528; 30.2205333
Owner Zenit Saint Peterburg
Capacity 68,134 (in FIFA World Cup)
~ 80,000 (Сoncert events) [1]
Surface Grass
Broke ground 2007
Opened 2016 (planned)
Construction cost $1.1 billion[2]$1.4 billion (May, 2015)[3]
FC Zenit St. Petersburg
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
2018 FIFA World Cup
UEFA Euro 2020

The Krestovsky Stadium[4] (Russian: Стадион «Крестовский»), also called Zenit Arena, is a football stadium in western portion of Krestovsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which is currently under construction.[5] It will host the home matches of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The stadium was planned to be completed by December 2008,[6] which was changed to late 2011.[7] It is now proposed that the stadium is scheduled to open in 2016.[8] The stadium will have a capacity of 68,134 people.[9] It will be called Saint Petersburg Stadium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[10]


The competition between architectural project was won by Kisho Kurokawa's "The Spaceship". The design of the stadium is a modified and enlarged version of Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, Japan, which was also designed by Kurokawa. The stadium is being built on the location where the former Kirov Stadium used to stand before it was demolished.

In January 2009 the The St. Petersburg Times reported that the project was now to be funded by the city government of St Petersburg, with Gazprom switching to build a separate skyscraper project. City Hall had to step in after Gazprom declined to invest any further money into the stadium's construction.[11]

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 17, 2017 18:00  Russia A2 Group A
June 22, 2017 18:00 B1 B3 Group B
June 24, 2017 18:00 A2 A3 Group A
July 2, 2017 21:00 Winner Match 13 Winner Match 14 Final

2018 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 15, 2018 B3 B4 Group B
June 19, 2018  Russia A2 Group A
June 22, 2018 E1 E3 Group E
June 26, 2018 D4 D1 Group D
July 3, 2018 Winner Group F Runner-up Group E Round of 16
July 10, 2018 Winner Match 57 Winner Match 58 Semi-final
July 14, 2018 Loser Match 61 Loser Match 62 Third place match


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Preceded by
Maracanã Stadium
Rio de Janeiro
FIFA Confederations Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by