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Ekaterinburg Arena FIFA World Cup 2018

Ekaterinburg Arena 2018 World Cup StadiumCentral Stadium or the Ekaterinburg Arena is a multipurpose stadium in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The stadium will be used for four group matches of FIFA World Cup 2018. As per FIFA’s requirement, the temporary stands will be built and the final seating capacity would be around 35,000. Get to know more about the Yekaterinburg Host City for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Please note that the stadium is popularly know as Central Stadium but for the FIFA World Cup 2018 it will be called Ekaterinburg Arena.

Being a multipurpose stadium the stadium hosted various sports and other events since it became functional. The 1959 World Allround Speed Skating Championships was held in this stadium.

The stadium was built in 1957 on the land where there were sports facilities in past also. The stadium since then is renovated twice once from 2006-2011 and again from 2014-2017 for the specific requirements of FIFA World Cup 2018.

General Information about Central Stadium
Names Ekaterinburg Arena/Central Stadium
Type Multi-purpose stadium
Location ul. Repina, 5, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast’, Russia, 620028
Capacity 35,000
Field size 105×68 m
Built in year 1957
Operator FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast

How to Reach the Stadium

The Stadium is well connected by transport network and one can easily reach the stadium. If you are planning to go by metro then you need to deboard at Ploschad 1905 Goda metro station and from there are four bus stops. You can take bus number 19 from the exit of the metro station or you can take either bus number 2 or trolleybuses 3, 7 and 17 form the Malyshev Square stop.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Matches at Central Stadium (Ekaterinburg Arena)

Date Time Team 1 vs Team 2 Stage
June 15, 2018 17:00 YEKT (UTC+5) Egypt vs Uruguay Group A
June 21, 2018 20:00 YEKT (UTC+5) France vs Peru Group C
June 24, 2018 20:00 YEKT (UTC+5) Japan vs Senegal Group H
June 27, 2018 19:00 YEKT (UTC+5) Mexico vs Sweden Group F

All the Matches at the Central Stadium will be played as per Yekaterinburg Time which is UTC+05:00.

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