Otkrytiye Arena

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Otkritie Arena[1]
Stadium Spartak in Moscow.jpg
Stadium on 27 August 2014
Location Tushino, Moscow
Coordinates 55°49′4.3″N 37°26′24.9″E / 55.817861°N 37.440250°E / 55.817861; 37.440250Coordinates: 55°49′4.3″N 37°26′24.9″E / 55.817861°N 37.440250°E / 55.817861; 37.440250
Capacity 45,360
Construction
Broke ground October 2010
Opened 5 September 2014[3]
Construction cost 14 billion RUB (430 million USD)[2]
Tenants
FC Spartak Moscow (RPL) (2014–present)
Russia national football team (UEFA) (2014–present)

Otkritie Arena (Russian: «Открытие Арена»; IPA: [ɐtˈkrɨtʲɪjə ɐˈrʲenə]) is a multi-purpose stadium in Moscow, Russia. The venue is used mostly for football matches, hosting the home matches of Spartak Moscow and occasionally the Russian national team. It will be called Spartak Stadium during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup[4] and 2018 FIFA World Cup.[5] The stadium is designed with a capacity of 45,360 people.

History[edit]

Starostin brothers monument
Square near Otkrytiye Arena
Otkrytiye Arena inside

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on 2 July 2007, but after that the conctruction process was delayed multiple times for different reasons. The completion of the construction was scheduled for 2009—2010, but as of 2009 the stadium was only in the design stage. In the 2010 the stadium project underwent revision because it was rejected by an architectural council. The project was found too ordinary. The current design has been developed by AECOM, in association with Sport Concepts, and façade designer, Dexter Moren Associates and will also neighbour a separate indoor arena.[6] The main financing of the construction came from the club's owner Leonid Fedun through affiliated companies LUKoil company and IFD Kapital. Simultaneously with the construction of the stadium was completed the nearby metro station Spartak which was conserved in the construction stage in 1975. 19 February 2013 it was released that the new stadium will be named «Otkrytiye Arena» 6 years under the terms of the contract with the new sponsor Otkrytiye. 21 August 2014 near the north tribune inside the stadium was opened the monument in the memory of Starostin brothers the founders of FC Spartak Moscow, on the square near the stadium was opened the Gladiator sculpture 24,5 high. The stadium was officially opened on 5 September 2014. Spartak played against Red Star Belgrade and drew 1–1, with Dmitry Kombarov scoring a first goal for Spartak at the new stadium after a free-kick. 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.[7] 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. Artists such as Incubus, Triggerfinger (Park Live 2015) have all performed concerts in the stadium.

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 18, 2017 21:00  Cameroon  Chile Group B
June 21, 2017 18:00  Russia  Portugal Group A
June 25, 2017 18:00  Chile  Australia Group B
July 2, 2017 15:00 Loser Match 13 Loser Match 14 Third place match

2018 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 16, 2018 16:00 D1 D2 Group D
June 19, 2018 15:00 H1 H2 Group H
June 23, 2018 15:00 G1 G3 Group G
June 27, 2018 21:00 E4 E1 Group E
July 3, 2018 21:00 Winner Group H Runner-up Group G Round of 16

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