World Cup 2018 : About Ekaterinburg Arena

The Central Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The stadium’s capacity is 35,000. Home to one of the country’s oldest football clubs, FC Ural, the stadium was built in 1953. Since then, it has been refurbished on a number of occasions. The last of these refits has been made for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. On each occasion, however, the stadium’s historical façade remained untouched, as an architectural legacy. Architectural and decorative features typical of Soviet neo-Classicism were used lavishly in the construction of the stands, along with decorative art in the form of sculptures, vases and banners.

The stadium retains its recognisable historical façade, although a roof and temporary stands was installed for Russia 2018.

FC Ural will continue to use the stadium for its home games.

Fact file
Host City: Ekaterinburg
Project: Stadium Reconstruction
Capacity: 33,061
Location: Repin Street
Home Team: FC Ural