Home to one of the country's oldest football clubs, FC Ural, the stadium was built in 1953. Since then, it has been refurbished on a number of occasions. The last of these refits was completed in 2011. On each occasion, however, the stadium's historical façade remained untouched, as an architectural legacy. Architectural and decorative features typical of Soviet neo-Classicism were used lavishly in the construction of the stands, along with decorative art in the form of sculptures, vases and banners.
The stadium will retain its recognisable historical façade, although a roof and temporary stands will be installed in time for Russia 2018.
FC Ural will continue to use the stadium for its home games.
Host City: Ekaterinburg
Project: Stadium Reconstruction
Location: Repin Street
Home Team: FC Ural
* 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.