2018 FIFA World Cup: Rostov Arena Takes Center Stage

Situated on the left bank of the Don River, Rostov Arena will play host to one of the prominent opening round games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Brazil will take on Switzerland.


Buoyed by its selection as a host city, Rostov-on-Don will be able to expand in size by developing its left bank, where the local tourism facilities and restaurants have traditionally attracted locals and visitors alike. The ground’s original design blends harmoniously into the picturesque landscape.



The shape of the arena’s roof imitates the meanderings of the Don River. The varying heights of the stands allow spectators to savor not only what is happening on the pitch, but also to enjoy views of Rostov-on-Don. From the left bank of the Don, the city looks particularly beautiful.


FC Rostov, the 2014 Russian Cup winners, play their home games at the stadium with its capacity of 45,145 seats.


Source: CGTN (With input from FIFA.com)