- Address: Kazan
- Country: Russia
- Capacity: 45,000
- Opened: July 2013
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Rubin Kazan (football)
Extra stadium info – Ak Bars Arena
The stadium opened as the Kazan Arena. It was the main venue for the 2013 Summer Universiade. Rubin Kazan, one of the most valuable sports clubs from Russia, use the Ak Bars Arena for home games. The football club was founded in 1958. They won the Russian football championship title in 2008 for the first time in their history. Rubin Kazan drew an average home attendance of 18,000 in that league season. They gathered 60 points in 30 matches during that league season. Rubin Kazan won 18 of those 30 games. Six games ended in a draw and six games ended in a loss.
The UEFA Champions League
In 2009, Rubin Kazan was one of the 32 UEFA Champions League participants. They finished below the Spanish side FC Barcelona and the Italian side FC Internazionale Milano after gathering six points in six matches in the group stage of the tournament. Rubin Kazan finished above Dynamo Kyiv from Ukraine in the group stage of the prestigious competition, which is known as the European championship for football clubs.