Few people have not heard of the Moscow stadium “Luzhniki”, located in the sports complex of the same name not far from the Sparrow Hills.
The construction of the stadium in the Luzhniki sports complex began in April 1955, and on July 31, 1956, its grand opening took place.
In 1980, it was from this stadium that the Olympic bear slowly aspired upwards.
Initially, both the stadium and the sports complex in which it was located bore the name of Lenin, and received its modern name only after privatization in the spring of 1992.
In 1982, a well-known tragedy occurred at the stadium: about 66 people died in a stampede
Luzhniki Stadium in 1998 received a 5‑star rating and was included in the list of similar European stadiums
On May 21, 2008, the first Champions League final in Russia was held here. The day after the Champions League final, on May 22, 2008, the Luzhniki stadium was given the status of an “elite” stadium
Luzhniki Stadium is the largest football arena in Russia
The 63.5‑meter canopy that covers the stadium weighs 15,000 tons and is supported by 72 26-meter steel pillars. The football field of the stadium is covered with artificial turf of the fifth generation
Besides, stadium “Luzhniki” also includes the North and South sports core, where training and minor sports competitions are held