Podmoskovie Stadium

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Coordinates: 55°54′53.65″N 38°00′21.55″E / 55.9149028°N 38.0059861°E / 55.9149028; 38.0059861

Not to be confused with Podmoskovie Ice Palace.

Podmoskovie Stadium, situated in the suburb of Shchelkovo some 15 km from the centre of Moscow, is one of the oldest stadia in Russia. The Russian word Podmoskovye means "Moscow Region".

Built in 1928, it underwent a major refurbishment in 2003 to modernise its facilities. The ground was expanded to the capacity of 5,000 and features two playing pitches, one natural and one artificial, as well as indoor arenas dedicated to futsal, athletics and fitness. As part of the preparations for the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship, the stadium received new seating areas, improved floodlighting and brought its VIP and press areas in line with international standards.