SBS The World Game

1 Apr 2018 - 11:00 AM  UPDATED 1 Apr 2018 - 11:00 AM

Stadium Info

  • Name: Mordovia Arena
  • Location: the Insar River basin.
  • Capacity: 44,000.
Stadium Facts

The arena’s exterior design and colour pattern are inspired by Mordovia’s folk art, specifically featuring the symbol of the sun, which can also be found on the flag of the Republic of Mordovia. For the host city of Saransk the sun symbolizes the genuine warmth and friendliness of its residents.

Mordovia Arena is near all the major transport hubs – just 4.8 kilometres away from the airport and 2.4 kilometres from the railway station.




SARANSK City Information

  • Capital of the Republic of Mordovia.
  • Founded in 1641.
  • Total population: over 344,400 people.
  • Total area: 81.4 sq km.

Saransk is the most compact host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ lying along the Insar River. It was founded as an outpost on the south-eastern border of the Russian state. Its indigenous ethnic groups are part of the Finno-Ugric nations that include, among others, Hungarians, Finns and Estonians. Unique cultural identities of the Moksha and Erzi people have been well-preserved in Mordovia.

Ekateringburg City Facts

Ekaterinburg has 1,189 high-rise buildings, including 20 skyscrapers, the biggest of which is Iset Tower at 209 metres.

The oldest wood sculpture in the world, the Shigir Idol, is on display in Ekaterinburg. It was made 9,500 years ago, and is older than the Egyptian pyramids.

Metal structures manufactured by Ekaterinburg factories were used in a number of prominent construction projects across the world, including the Eiel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York.

The Sverdlovsk Region stands on the border between Europe and Asia, with border posts placed across the area, including within 40 kilometers from Ekaterinburg.