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Kaliningrad Stadium

A general view inside Kaliningrad Stadium
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History
Kaliningrad Stadium was built for Russia 2018 on Oktyabrsky Island, right in the heart of Kaliningrad. The selection of Kaliningrad as a host city has prompted the local authorities to develop the island, which for many centuries has been a wilderness, left largely untouched. After the 2018 World Cup, a new residential development will be built around the stadium, with parks, quays and embankments alongside the Pregola river.

Design
Kaliningrad Stadium is a multi-purpose venue. As well as football matches, it will host other sporting events and concerts.

Legacy
After Russia 2018, FC Baltika Kaliningrad will play its home games at the stadium.

Fact file
Host City: Kaliningrad
Project: New stadium
Capacity: 33,973
Location: Oktyabrsky Island
Home Team: FC Baltika Kaliningrad