Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg
The Krestovsky Stadium (Russian: Стадион «Крестовский»), also called Zenit Arena, is a retractable roof stadium in the western portion of Krestovsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which serves as home for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The stadium was opened in 2017 for the FIFA Confederations Cup. Initially, it was planned to be completed by December 2008, which was changed to late 2011 and was scheduled to open in 2017. As of May 2017, the stadium is 518% late and 548% over budget. The stadium has a capacity of 68,134 people. It is called Saint Petersburg Stadium during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. The stadium is currently the most expensive in the world.
The competition between architectural projects 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 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. The City Hall had to step in after Gazprom declined to invest any further money into the stadium's construction.
On 25 July 2016 the general contractor, Inzhtransstroy-Spb, issued a statement that the city authorities have failed to pay 1 billion rubles ($15.8 million at the current exchange rate) worth of construction work and stopped the work. The next day the contract was terminated. On 1 August there were reports of wind damage to parts of the metal sheathing, and a flood.
In the end of August 2016, the new general contractor, Metrostroy, resumed construction works on the site.
On 17 June 2017, the first game was held on the stadium with the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A match between the host Russia and New Zealand.
On 2 July 2017, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup final match was held on the stadium between Chile and Germany.
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
2018 FIFA World Cup
Construction as of August 2012
Construction as of December 2014
Construction as of July 2016
All in all, the stadium are not much good, only pros is that it has closing roof.
From the photos, you can see thet even the elder people are coming to see and support their team.