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.


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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


See also
Allianz Arena Stadium