Luzhniki Stadium


* Address: Moscow
* Country: Russia
* Capacity: 81,000
* Opened: 31 July 1956
* Main use: Football
* Tenants:

Extra stadium info – Luzhniki Stadium

The Luzhniki Stadium opened as the Central Lenin Stadium. It became a venue for several events, like athletics, concerts, football, ice hockey, rugby sevens and wrestling. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1963, when 102,000 people showed up for a football match between the USSR and Italy. In 1980, the stadium was one of the venues for the Games of the Olympiad. On 20 October 1982, a disaster occured during a UEFA Cup match. 66 people died in the stampede, which made it the nation’s worst sporting disaster at the time. In 2008, the venue hosted the first UEFA Champions League final in Russia. 67,000 spectators attended the prestigious football match, which was won by Manchester United after defeating Chelsea. It was the first UEFA Champions League final between two English clubs.

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