Central 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|
|Location||ul. Repina, 5, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast’, Russia, 620028|
|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.