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Construction cost: $1.1-1.4bn
Websites: Official Website
The Krevstovsky Stadium, also called Zenit arena, and during the world cup called Saint Petersburg Stadium has taken ten years to complete. FC Zenit Saint Petersburg will take it over after the world cup. It is one of four stadiums in use for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. In November 2016 it was found that the retractable playing field was unstable and vibrated at seven times higher than the acceptable level.
Zenit Saint Petersburg are known to European football afficionados. In early 2017 they were the highest ranking Russian club in the UEFA club coefficients in 18th place, above the likes of Manchester United and North London minnows Tottenham Hotspur. They have yet to make it out of the round of 16 of the Champions League. Former Real Madrid and Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia plys his trade with Zenit since 2014. In his first season in charge, former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss finally enjoyed some success winning the league in 2014-15.
Saint Petersburg is Russias second largest city at around 5m people. It is absolutely packed with history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. Fly into Pulkovo airport or even get the bus from Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, or Minsk. The Hermitage Museum is an absolute must visit, Peter and Paul Fortress is nice from a distance, visit opera, theatre, orchestral concerts. Then get drunk on the ridiculously cheap vodka.
In June temperatures typically range from 11-20°C.
|Date||Team 1||Team 2||Round||Local||GMT||CET||Book hotel|
|Sat 13th Jun||Belgium||Russia||Group B||11:00pm||8:00pm||9:00pm||Click here|
|Wed 17th Jun||Finland||Russia||Group B||5:00pm||2:00pm||3:00pm||Click here|
|Mon 22nd Jun||Finland||Belgium||Group B||11:00pm||8:00pm||9:00pm||Click here|
|Fri 3rd Jul||Unknown||Unknown||Quarter Final||8:00pm||5:00pm||6:00pm||Click here|