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Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)

Luzhniki Stadium is located in Moscow, Russia. It has a capacity of 81,000 seats. The stadium was first built in 1955, and used until 2013. The old Luzhniki Stadium was demolished and rebuilt for the 2018 World Cup, though the authorities attempted to maintain the historical facade and architecture of the old stadium in the new design.

Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium View of Moscow's Luzhniki stadium
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Luzhniki Stadium was one of the stadiums for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The stadium hosted the opening match and the FIFA World Cup final. It was the largest of the World Cup venues for 2018, with a capacity of 81,000 seats.

Major Events Held at Luzhniki Stadium

Here are just some of the major events that have been held at Luzhniki Stadium (both old and new):

Luzhniki Stadium Trivia

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