Russia  / Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

A 45,000 seats stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod

Customer:  Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation
Constractor:   JSC Stroytransgaz
Period:  2014-2018

Updated photo gallery featuring the construction of the Nizhny Novgorod stadium

By executive order No. 469-р dated 28 March 2014 of the Government of the Russian Federation PJSC Stroytransgaz was named the sole contractor under the project for construction of a 45,000 seats stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod. In August 2014, the project was approved by the government expert review panel. The RUB16.756bn public contract between Russian Ministry of Sports and Stroytransgaz was signed in December 2014. The total estimated cost of the stadium, including the cost of design besides construction and installation works performed by the General Contractor, is RUB17.018bn.

The new arena dubbed the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will be constructed in Nizhny Novgorod in the area of Strelka, at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, on a 21.6ha site. The stadium with a capacity of 45,000 seats will host group matches as well as ⅛ and ¼ matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will further be used by FC Volga football team and also as a multifunctional sports complex.

The stadium is constructed in several stages. By the end of 2015, JSC STG completed the key activities of the preparatory stage of works and a part of works of the main construction stage such as earthworks, preparation of pile field and construction of raft foundation. In 2016, JSC STG completed the construction of all five floors of the stadium, tribunes of the upper tier, and 132 pillars. Construction of utility networks, steel structures of the roof of the stadium was started. In February 2016, the first football match took place on the construction site of the stadium. Fans of the local football club “Volga” played a match against representatives of the General Construction Contractor Stroytransgaz in the immediate vicinity of the arena.

Our plans for 2017 include the construction of facade and roof, tribunes of the lower tier, football field, as well as finishing works. In accordance with the terms of the contract, construction and installation works will be completed in December 2017.

STG will have installed over 12,000 m³ of structural steel and almost 180,000 m³ of in-situ concrete. The stadium will have more than 35 utility systems installed. Over 2,000 people from Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod are working on the project.


RUB 16,756 bln

contract value


seats for spectators

21.6 ha

development land area

127,500 m²

overall stadium area

Project news

9 July 2018

The series of FIFA-2018 matches at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is over

7 May 2018

An attendance record was made at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium at its opening day

3 May 2018

Second test matches were held at the Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod stadiums

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