The name of “Yekaterinburg Arena” is temporary. Before the World Cup in 2018 the main stadium of the capital of the Urals was simply called “Tsentralny”. This name will be returned to the stadium after the tournament. Despite the simplicity of the name, the “Tsentralny” stadium itself is not so simple. It is an architectural monument in the style of Stalinist neoclassicism, included into the list of cultural heritage of regional importance.
Turning it into an arena meeting the requirements of the International Football Federation (FIFA) required some activities. Reconstruction took three years, from 2015 to 2018. The official opening of the stadium was held on April 15, 2018: it was opened with a match between the local “Ural” team and the Moscow “Spartak”.
The entrance overlooks Repina Street.
Address: 5 Repina Street.
If you travel by public transport, then the nearest metro station is “1905 Goda Square”. Then you need to pass four stops by the bus No. 2, trolley buses No. 3, 7 or shuttle bus No. 19.
In addition, buses No. 2, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28 and trolley buses No. 3, 7 go to the stadium.
There is a stop titled “Tsentralny Stadium” at a 100-meter distance from the entrance.
Another stop, “Institut Svyazi”, is located at the intersection of Repina and Kraulya streets, 400 meters away from the stadium. Buses 2, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, trolley buses No. 3, 7 as well as shuttle buses No. 4, 12, 16, 19, 43, 45, 52, 70 stop there.
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Author: Anna Dorozhkina