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Stadium Info

  • Name: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
  • Location: The confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers, close to the city’s historical centre.
  • Capacity: 45,000.
Stadium Facts

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium has been built in a historical Strelka district at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. The area offers a wonderful view of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, situated on the other side of the Oka.

The stadium's design is inspired by aspects of nature in the Volga region - water and wind, and boasts vivid colour patterns of white, navy blue and azure.

The massive roof that rests on a metal framework weighting more than 11,000 tonnes is set by the light façade and the translucent rooftop. By evening, the white colonnade circling the stadium will be lit up.

It is the home arena for FC Olympiec.

 NIZHNY NOVGOROD City Information

  • Capital of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and the Volga Federal District.
  • Founded in 1221.
  • Total population: 1.3 million people.
  • Total area: 466.5 sq km.

Nizhny Novgorod has played an important role in Russia’s history. It was here that Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky gathered a volunteer army in the 17th century to liberate Moscow from foreign invaders. The Nizhny Novgorod Fair, which opened in the 19th century, was a major site for domestic and international trade, winning the city the nickname “Nation's purse”. In the 20th century, the city developed as a large industrial centre with major machine building plants, including the GAZ automobile plant, which is known around the world. Nizhny Novgorod has the fifth largest population in Russia.

Nizhny Novgorod Facts

Built in 1500-1518, the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin has never been captured by enemies. Its walls are 3.5-5 meters thick and 22 meters tall.

The residents often call their city the Russian Hollywood. More than 150 movies were shot here.

The first passenger tram in Russia was launched here in 1896.