Piter Arena

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Piter Arena
Zenit arena June 2015.jpg
Location Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Capacity 66,881 (in FIFA World Cup)
60,500 (after World Cup)
~ 80,000 (MMA, boxing, concert)
Surface Grass
Broke ground 2007
Opened 2016 (planned)
Construction cost $1.1 billion[1]$1.4 billion (May, 2015)[2]
FC Zenit St. Petersburg
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
2018 FIFA World Cup
UEFA Euro 2020

The Piter Arena (among proposed names are Zenit Arena or Gazprom Arena, Russian: Зенит Арена или Газпром Арена) is a football stadium in western portion of Krestovsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which is currently under construction.[3] It will host the home matches of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The stadium was planned to be completed by December 2008,[4] which was changed to late 2011.[5] It is now proposed that the stadium is scheduled to open in 2016.[6] The stadium will have a capacity of 66,881 people.[7] It will be called Saint Petersburg Stadium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[8]


The competition between architectural project was won by Kisho Kurokawa's "The Spaceship". The design of the stadium is a modified and enlarged version of Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, Japan, which was also designed by Kurokawa. The stadium is being built on the location where the former Kirov Stadium used to stand before it was demolished.

In January 2009 the The St. Petersburg Times reported that the project was now to be funded by the city government of St Petersburg, with Gazprom switching to build a separate skyscraper project. City Hall had to step in after Gazprom declined to invest any further money into the stadium's construction.[9]


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Preceded by
Maracanã Stadium
Rio de Janeiro
FIFA Confederations Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by