- Address: Moscow
- Country: Russia
- Capacity: 44,000
- Opened: 5 September 2014
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Spartak Moscow (football)
Extra stadium info – Otkritie Bank Arena
The construction of the Otkritie Bank Arena, which is also used for concerts, started in 2010. In 2017, the venue hosted football matches for the last edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup. The last edition of the tournament took place at four Russian stadiums. The national football teams of Australia, Cameroon, Chile, the Portuguese Republic, Russia and the United Mexican States played FIFA Confederations Cup games at the Otkritie Bank Arena. 42,000 people attended the third-place match of the tournament at the venue, which was won by the Portuguese Republic after beating the United Mexican States. The other FIFA Confederations Cup matches at the Otkritie Bank Arena were group stage matches.
FIFA World Cup matches
The stadium hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup match on 16 June 2018, when the national football team of the Argentine Republic faced Iceland in front of 44,000 fans. It was the first-ever FIFA World Cup match of Iceland, one of the 32 participants of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The national football teams of Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Poland, Senegal, Serbia and Tunisia also played FIFA World Cup games at the Otkritie Bank Arena in 2018.
Spartak Moscow, also known as The People’s Team, have been tenants of the Otkritie Bank Arena since 2014. They drew an average attendance of 25,000 in 15 home games during their first Russian top-flight football league season at the venue. Spartak Moscow and their arch-rivals CSKA are among the first Russian football clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. In 1991, Spartak Moscow became the first club from Moscow in the semi-finals of the European championship for football clubs. They were eliminated by the French club Olympique de Marseille in the semi-finals.