Samara Arena will be built in the Radiotsentr district. Under current plans, the stadium will be surrounded by a residential development and good-quality infrastructure. On 21 July 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a time-capsule ceremony marking the start of construction.
Samara Arena's design concept is dominated by the theme of space, as a tribute to the traditions of the region, and its renowned aerospace sector. The shape of the stadium will resemble a glass dome. A light, metallic hi-tech basic structure of weight-bearing supports will provide a cover over the stands, which will be 60 metres high. By evening, the whole structure will be lit up, emphasising the stadium's expressive design.
After Russia 2018, the stadium will be home to FC Krylya Sovetov, a club that has made a number of appearances in Europe's club competitions.
Host City: Samara
Project: New stadium
Location: Radiotsentr district
Home Team: FC Krylya Sovetov
* The number above indicates the anticipated gross capacity for this stadium in its finished state. Please note that the stadium's official capacity for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be lower due to FIFA World Cup specific requirements and constructions.