Samara Arena

Samara Arena, which will be known as Cosmos Arena outside of the World Cup, is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and will serve as the new home of the Russian Club, Krylia Sovetov. The stadium features a space-age glass dome–paying homage to Samara’s role in the Soviet Union’s space-exploration program. A fire in August held back the construction of the stadium, but officials are confident that it will be ready before the 2018 FIFA World Cup commences.


Opening: 2018
City: Samara
Capacity: 45,568