Other Names Saint-Petersburg Stadium, Zenit Arena, Krestovsky Stadium
Opened 30-Jul-50
Location Krestovsky Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Operated By FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Capacity 67,000
Recored Max. Attendance 57,268
Surface Grass
Website piterarena.com/en
Major Events And Year
Decision for construction 1930
Construction begun 1934
Construction stopped 1941
Stadium opened 1950
Olympic games 1980
Goodwill games 1994
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
FIFA World Cup 2018

Krestovsky or Zenit Arena, officially known as St Petersburg stadium was opened in 2017. It is located in Krestovsky Island, District of Saint Petersburg, Russia



The stadium had an initial capacity of 56, 000 which is increased to 67, 000 seats for the FIFA 2018; Saint Petersburg Stadium is the second biggest stadium in Russia.


The stadium was to be completed in 2008, December, but due to several reasons, the opening was changed to 2011. This was again changed many times and finally, the Stadium was opened in 2017

Major Events

The first event to be held at Saint Petersburg stadium was the FIFA Confederation Cup in 2017, where four matches were taken place which included the finals. The next event to take place is the FIFA 2018 followed by UEFA Euro 2020


FIFA 2018

The FIFA 2018 matches will be held at Krestovsky Arena, which will create historical moments for the stadium. The FIFA matches includes four group matches, one Round of 16, one Semi-Final and the Losers Match. 

Match Schedule

Date Time Team No.1 Team No.2 Round/Group
15-Jun-18 18:00 Morocco Iran Group B
19-Jun-18 21:00 Russia Egypt Group A
22-Jun-18 15:00 Brazil Costa Rica Group E
26-Jun-18 21:00 Nigeria Argentina Group D
3-Jul-18 17:00 Winner Group F Runner-up Group E Round of 16
10-Jul-18 21:00 Winner Match 57 Winner Match 58 Semi-final
14-Jul-18 17:00 Loser Match 61 Loser Match 62 Third place match

How to Reach Krestovsky Stadium

How to Reach By Air

SL.No. Nearest Airport Type of Flight Code Distance from Stadium in Km Distance from Stadium in in Miles
1 Pulkovo Airport Domestic & International (LED / ULLI) 45 28

The Pulkovo International Airport is the nearest airport to the stadium which is at a distance of 45km.

Nearest Metro/Railway Stations

Sl No. Metro/Railway Station
1 Moskovsky Vokzal
2 Ladozhsky Vokzal
3 Vitebsky Vokzal
4 Finlandsky Vokzal
5 Baltiysky Vokzal

You can reach the stadium by taking the Krestovsky Ostrov on the purple line 5

Metro.spb.ru – Website of the Saint-Petersburg Metro.

How to Reach By Bus

SL No. Bus Stations Routes Available
1 Central bus station Long Distance, Domestic & International
2 Severny bus station Domestic

Nearest hotels


FC-Zenit.ru – Official website of FC Zenit.
Visit-Petersburg.ru – Official tourist portal of the city.