As well as replacing the Olimp-2 as the home ground for FC Rostov, the Rostov Arena was built to host Russia's World Cup 2018. Designed to accommodate approximately 45,000 spectators, the stadium's capacity will be reduced to 25,000 after the World Cup. Also, when the tournament is over the staduim will serve as part of the new city centre.
Construction: Building started in 2013 and finished in 2018. When work started it had to be immediately suspended when five World War 2 bombs were found.
Matches: Brazil 1 : 1 Switzerland (June 17), Uruguay 1 : 0 Saudi Arabia (June 20), South Korea 1 : 2 Mexico (June 23), Iceland 1 : 2 Croatia (June 26), Last 16 - Belgium 3 : 2 Japan (July 2)
World Cup 2018 Venues : Luzhniki Stadium, Spartak Stadium, St Petersburg Stadium, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kazan Arena, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Cosmos Arena, Volgograd Arena, Mordovia Arena, Rostov Arena, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Ekaterinburg Arena