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Luzhniki Stadium: How to get there and how to buy tickets (2022)

. The stadium cost over 215 million rubles, and could seat over 100,000 people. It was opened on May 14, 1956, with a football match between Soviet Union and Hungary. Luzhniki Stadium was built in the early 1950s to upgrade the country's sports facilities after the Soviet Union had tasted its first post-war successes at the 1952 Olympics. The stadium cost over 215 million rubles and could seat over 100,000 people. It was opened on May 14, 1956, when a football match between Soviet Union and Hungary was played.

Luzhniki

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Monday, 04.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

Luzhniki Stadium was built in the 1950s as part of a long-term effort to upgrade Soviet sports facilities. Named after Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, the stadium played host to several significant international events, including the 1952 Olympics. The construction of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex and its centrepiece stadium, also known as the Grand Sports Arena, began in 1954. The stadium was finished in just 450 days and officially opened on 31 July 1956.

Luzhniki Stadium was the centrepiece stadium of the 1980 Olympics, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, athletics events, football finals, and equestrian programme.

A stadium disaster took place at the stadium during a second round UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak and Dutch side HFC Haarlem, causing 66 deaths. In the dying seconds of the match, people started rushing for the exits to make it to the metro before the rest of the crowd. When someone fell on the icy staircases, chaos ensued, and the resulting crush and domino effect killed 66 people.

Until the 1990s, the stadium could only accommodate around 100,000 people. In 1996, the stadium underwent extensive renovations which included the construction of a roof over the stands and refurbishment of the seating areas. This resulted in a decrease in seating capacity.

In 1999, Luzhniki Stadium hosted the UEFA Cup final between Parma and Marseille (Parma won 3-0). In 2008, the Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea (Chelsea won 1-1) was held at Luzhniki Stadium.

The stadium was regularly used by Spartak Moscow, who lacked a home of their own, until they moved to the newly built Otkritie Arena in 2014.

When Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup, it was soon clear that Luzhniki Stadium would be used to host the final and as a result, it had to undergo a large redevelopment. It hosted its last football match in May 2013 and closed following the IAAF Athletics World Championships in August 2013.

The redevelopment project entailed the reconstruction of the stands, adding a second tier, the removal of the running tracks, and an expanded roof structure. The exterior of the stadium remained intact. Works were completed in summer 2017 and the first football match at the reopened stadium, a friendly between Russia and Argentina (0-1), was played on 11 November 2017.

During the World Cup 2018, Luzhniki hosted the opening match, three more first round group matches, a round of 16 match, the semi-final between Croatia and England (2-1), and the final between France and Croatia (4-2).

(photos of the Luzhniki Stadium before reconstruction below)

How to get to Luzhniki Stadium

It is a major sporting and cultural complex in Russia, and has hosted many international events over the years. The Luzhniki Stadium is located on the Luzhniki Sports Complex, a sports venue consisting of sports facilities and park land near the Moscow River in a bend of the river about 6 kilometers south-west of downtown Moscow. It has been used for many international events over the years, most notably as the main stadium for the 1980 Summer Olympics. The stadium can be reached with the red metro line 1. Sportivnaya Station or alternatively Vorobiyovy Gory Station are both within short walking distance of the stadium. Line 1 directly connects with Moscow?s city centre, and the ride from either Okhotny Ryad or Biblioteka takes no more than 10 minutes.

From here, follow the stadium?s main access road until you reach the first roundabout, after which turn right onto the second access road. The stadium is located on this road just past the second roundabout.

Address: Luzhnetskaya naberezhnaya 24, Moscow

Eat, drink, and sleep near Luzhniki Stadium

Luzhniki forms part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex, which is surrounded by other sports facilities and parks. Its location on the river Moskva is pleasant in summer, but there is little around in terms of eating and drinking, which can therefore best be done in central Moscow. If you are looking for a hotel near Luzhniki Stadium, there are several options available. Some, like the Yunost Hotel, are close to Sportivnaya metro station. Other hotels, like the Business Hotel Spektr and the Olimp Hotel, are located further away but have convenient subway connections. Blues Hotel is also close by but can be more expensive.

Luzhniki Stadium is located near several hotels in central Moscow. These include the Hotel Ploshchad Revolyutsii, the Ritz-Carlton Moscow, and the Park Hyatt Regency Moscow. An overview of all hotels in central Moscow is available here.

Photos of Luzhniki Stadium

The researcher analyzed the data and found that it was valid. Photo credits: Ben Sutherland & GPA

Useful Internet links

The Spartak website is the official website of FC Spartak Moscow. The Moscow international portal Mosmetro.ru is also the official site of the Moscow metro.

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    Luzhniki Stadium: How to get there and how to buy tickets (2022).

    . The stadium cost over 215 million rubles, and could seat over 100,000 people. It was opened on May 14, 1956, with a football match between Soviet Union and Hungary. Luzhniki Stadium was built in the early 1950s to upgrade the country's sports facilities after the Soviet Union had tasted its first post-war successes at the 1952 Olympics. The stadium cost over 215 million rubles and could seat over 100,000 people. It was opened on May 14, 1956, when a football match between Soviet Union and Hungary was played.

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