Work on Mordovia Arena began in 2010, the 1000th anniversary of the unification of the Mordovian people with Russia's other ethnic groups. The arena will be located in the centre of the city, on the bank of the Insar river.
The stadium has been designed in the shape of an oval. Its bright range of colours, combining orange, red and white, honours the distinctive colour palette of Mordovia's arts and crafts.
After Russia 2018, some of the stadium's temporary structures will be demolished, bringing the capacity down to 25,000. This will make the arena more effective in the future, with the space vacated being used for indoor volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, as well as fitness centres. The stadium will be home to FC Mordovia, which is currently playing in the Russian Premier League.
Host City: Saransk
Project: New stadium
Location: The Insar river basin
Home Team: FC Mordovia
* 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.