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Samara Arena

A general view inside Samara Arena
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History
Samara Arena is in the Radiotsentr district. The stadium is surrounded by a residential development and good-quality infrastructure. Stadium construction officially started on 21 July 2014.

Design
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. 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.

Legacy
After Russia 2018, the stadium will be home to Krylya Sovetov, a club that has made a number of appearances in Europe's club competitions.

Fact file
Host City: Samara
Project: New stadium
Capacity: 41,970
Location: Radiotsentr district
Home Team: Krylya Sovetov