Mordovia Arena in Saransk
Mordovia Arena (Russian: Мордовия Арена) is a football stadium currently under construction in Saransk, Mordovia, Russia in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will also host FC Mordovia Saransk of the Russian Premier League, replacing Start Stadium. It will have a capacity of 45,015 spectators.
In the bid to host 2018 World Cup submitted to FIFA, Saransk's new stadium was shown with a temporary design by German architect Tim Hupe. For the final look of the stadium a local company SaranskGrazhdanProekt was chosen. The simple bowl-shaped venue is to have stands for 45,015 people, but only in tournament mode. After the 2018 World Cup upper stands are to be dismantled, decreasing capacity to 28,000. Between the stands left and the roof a promenade with retail and leisure spaces is to be created.