Former name Central Lenin Stadium
Opened 31-Jul-56
Location Khamovniki District, Moscow, Russia
Operated By Luzhniki Olympic Sport Complex
Capacity 81000
Recored Max. Attendance 102538(before renovation)
Field Size 105m X 68m
Surface Grass
Major Events And Year
World Hockey Championship 1957
Summer Universlade 1973
Summer Olympics 1980
Luzhniki Disaster 1982
Extensive Renovation 1996
UEFA Cup Final 1999
Champions League Final 2008
World Ahletics Championship 2013
FIFA World Cup 2018

Central Lenin Stadium now called as Luzhniki stadium was opened in 1956. It is located in Khamovniki District  of Moscow, the Russian capital . Luzhniki means the “The Medows”


The stadium has a capacity of 81,000 seats; Luzhniki Stadium is the biggest stadium in Russia and in Eastern Europe. The stadium stands on 15th position of world’s largest Soccer stadiums.

Major Events

The First historical moment for Luzhniki stadium was being the host for the 1980 Olympics, where the opening and closing ceremonies were held along with some Olympics events like athletics and football final taken place.

In 1999, UEFA final between France and Italy, followed by UEFA Champions League Final in 2008 between Chelsea and Manchester United were also taken place at Luzhniki Stadium


In the year 1982 was the time when Luzhniki had to face a big disaster during the UEFA cup match, resulted in the death of 66 people by the panic created leading to a stampede.


The renovation took place in 1996, previously the roofless stadium could accommodate 100,000 viewers, but after, the seating capacity was reduced to 81,000 as the seating areas were reconditioned.

FIFA 2018

Luzhniki stadium has come to the most awaited historical moment, where it will be served as the host for the FIFA world cup 2018. The starting match, a match in Round of 16, a semifinal match and the final match will be held here. 

Match Schedule

Date Time Team No.1 Team No.2 Round/Group
14-Jun-18 16:00 Russia Saudi Arabia Group F
17-Jun-18 18:00 Germany Mexico Group D
20-Jun-18 15:00 Portugal Morocco Group G
26-Jun-18 17:00 Denmark France Group E
1-Jul-18 17:00 Winner Group B Runner-up Group A Round of 16
11-Jul-18 21:00 Winner Match 59 Winner Match 60 Semi-Final
15-Jul-18 18:00 Winner Match 61 Winner Match 62 Final

How to Reach Luzhniki Stadium

How to Reach By Air

SL.No. Nearest Airport Type of Flight Code Distance from Stadium Km Distance from Stadium Miles
1 Vnukovo International Airport Domestic & International (VKO / UUWW) 32 20
2 Sheremetyevo International Airport Domestic & International (SVO / UUEE) 39 24
3 Moscow Domodedovo Airport Domestic & International (DME / UUDD) 47 29
4 Zhukovsky International Airport Domestic (ZIA / UUBW) 42 26


Nearest Metro/Railway Stations

Sl No. Metro/Railway Station
1 Belorussky Vokzal
2 Kazansky Vokzal
3 Kievsky Vokzal
4 Kursky Vokzal
5 Leningradsky Vokzal
6 Paveletsky Vokzal
7 Rizhsky Vokzal
8 Savelovsky Vokzal
9 Yaroslavsky Vokzal

You can reach the stadium by taking the Red metro line 1


How to Reach by Bus

SL No. Bus Stations Routes Available
1 Yuzhniye Vorota bus station Long Distance, Domestic & International
2 Tyoply Stan bus station Long Distance, Domestic & International
3 Shchelkovo bus station Long Distance, Domestic & International


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