Take a tour of the 2018 Russia World Cup stadiums

Take a tour of the 2018 Russia World Cup stadiums

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Opened in April 2017, the stadium is equipped with a retractable roof and sliding pitch. Inside, the temperature can be regulated to a mild 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 C) all year round.

Updated 1629 GMT (0029 HKT) May 17, 2018

Legacy: FC Ural, one of Russias oldest clubs newly promoted to the countrys top tier, will continue to use the stadium for its home games. After the World Cup, the capacity will be reduced and it will once again be known as Central Stadium.

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Opened in 2013, it will continue to be home to Rubin Kazan, Russian Premier League champions in 2008 and 2009.Visit /sport for more news and features

Russia has spent more than $10 billion building stadiums and infrastructure for the 2018 World Cup, which will be the first time footballs showpiece tournament has been played in Eastern Europe.

Designed by late Japanese architect Kisho Kurosawa to look like a spaceship, the brand new St. Petersburg Stadium was built on Krestovsky Island where the 110,000-capacity Kirov Stadium used to stand.

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