Rostov Arena

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Rostov Arena
Rostov-Arena from Voroshilov bridge.jpg
LocationUlitsa Levoberezhnaya 2B, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Coordinates47°12′34″N 39°44′16″E / 47.20944°N 39.73778°E / 47.20944; 39.73778Coordinates: 47°12′34″N 39°44′16″E / 47.20944°N 39.73778°E / 47.20944; 39.73778
Capacity45,000 (Official)
43,472 (2018 FIFA World Cup)[1]
Field size105 x 68 m
Broke ground2014
Construction costrubles 19.84 billion (2013)
Euro 270 million
FC Rostov (2018–present)
Russia national football team (selected matches)

Rostov Arena[2][3] (Russian: «Ростов Арена») is an association football stadium in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. It is one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It also hosts FC Rostov of the Russian Premier League, replacing Olimp – 2. It has a capacity of 45,000 spectators.[4]


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In June 2013, during the groundbreaking for the stadium, five shells from WWII were found, almost perfectly preserved.

In August 2013, work began on the sandy alluvium foundation for the stadium. Work on the foundation was completed in May 2014. Construction commenced on the stadium substructure in October 2015. In December the construction site began to bring in heavy equipment and construction materials. In January 2015, crews began driving piles.

In March 2015, the stadium project was revised, reducing the cost of construction to 3 billion rubles. In the summer of 2015 pile driving was completed and superstructure construction began.

In December 2015, work began on the installation of the metal roof frame. In July 2016 work on the concrete stadium bowl began. In addition, builders started construction of the facade and began landscaping the adjacent territory to the stadium. In November 2016 the reinforced concrete work of the stadium main bowl was fully completed and the installation of load bearing roof structures began.


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In 2011, the final design for the new stadium was presented by Populous. The irregular shape of both the roof and stands are distinctive features. Part of the seating is to be temporary, for the 2018 World Cup. After the tournament capacity may be decreased to 42,000. As the main architect for Rostov Region confirmed,[5] this stadium is to be the start of a new city centre. It will be the first large project built on the southern bank of the Don River, with the rest of the city lying north. With shopping and dining destinations, the stadium will serve as a focal point for investments and new developments.

2018 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
17 June 2018 21:00  Brazil 1–1   Switzerland Group E 43,109[6]
20 June 2018 18:00  Uruguay 1–0  Saudi Arabia Group A 42,678[7]
23 June 2018 18:00  South Korea 1–2  Mexico Group F 43,472[8]
26 June 2018 21:00  Iceland 1–2  Croatia Group D 43,472[9]
2 July 2018 21:00  Belgium 3–2  Japan Round of 16 41,466[10]

Other International Soccer Matches[edit]

Date Competition Team Res Team Attendance
10 Sep 2018 International Friendly  Russia 5–1  Czech Republic 37,800

After 2018 FIFA World Cup[edit]

After the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the arena is to be used for the matches of local FC Rostov and for the Russia national football team games, as well as for other sporting and cultural events.


  1. ^ "Rostov Arena". FIFA. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  2. ^ Stadium names for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ confirmed. FIFA.
  3. ^ Стадион к ЧМ-2018 в Ростове-на-Дону назовут «Ростов-Арена».
  4. ^ Russia 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP artists Impressions of Stadiums
  5. ^ Russia to create a new heart for 2018
  6. ^ "Match report – Group E – Brazil - Switzerland" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Match report – Group A – Uruguay - Saudi Arabia" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Match report – Group F – Korea Republic - Mexico" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Match report – Group D – Iceland - Croatia" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Match report – Round of 16 – Belgium - Japan" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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