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Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg)

Krestovsky Stadium (also called Zenit Arena) is a retractable roof stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia, named after the island on which it is built (Krestovsky Island). It has a capacity of 68,000 seats (for concerts it can hold about 80,000).

The stadium was designed to look like a spaceship, and is reportedly the most expensive stadium ever built at US$1.5billion. It was buit for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

View of Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia View of Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg, Russia
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Major Events Held at Krestovsky Stadium

Here are just some of the major events that have been held at Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg:

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