Inside The World Cup Final Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium

The 2018 World Cup final stadium, Luzhniki Stadium, will host seven matches throughout the World Cup, including the final on July 15th.

Chances are if you landed on this page, you wanted to learn a little bit about the World Cup final stadium, Luzhniki Stadium, to be able to drop little factoids about Moscow’s premier stadium in front of your friends.

The outside of the stadium has a very historic aesthetic that feels totally Russian. But thanks to a recent renovation, the inside feels brand new. Here are some other factoids and a tour of the World Cup final stadium:

World Cup Final Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium

  • The world’s biggest event will be played at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018, and is located right on the Moskva River, about 3.5 miles from Moscow’s city center.
  • Luzhniki Stadium was originally called Central Lenin Stadium. It was built a several years after the Soviet Union made its debut and saw how cool the Olympics were. It was actually the site of the 1980 Olympics.
  • Luzhniki Stadium has hosted two major finals in soccer: The 1999 UEFA Cup Final between Olympique de Marseille and Parma and the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final between Chelsea and Manchester United.

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  • In 2013 the stadium was gutted to start renovations for the World Cup. The cover and the facade wall was all kept.
  • The stadium has 81,000 seats.

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  • Luhzniki joined Rome's Stadio Olimpico, London's old Wembley Stadium, Berlin's Olympiastadion and Munich's Olympiastadion as the only stadiums to have hosted a FIFA, UEFA and Summer Olympics games final.

If you want to check out the rest of the stadiums used in Russia for the 2018 World Cup, click here.

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