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.
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):
- 1980 Olympic Games
- 2008 Champions League final
- 2013 World Athletics Championships
- 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Luzhniki Stadium Trivia
- In 1982, in the dying seconds of a UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak and Dutch side Haarlem at Luzhniki Stadium, a large number of people started rushing toward the exit to get to the metro before the rest of the crowd. A total of 66 people died in the crush.
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