About the stadium
Mordovia Arena is located in the Insar river basin in Saransk, the smallest of the World Cup host cities. The construction of the stadium will be the stimulus for further development of the surrounding area, including residential complexes, shopping areas and parks.
The stadium’s design is based on the theme of a red sun, which also features on the flag of the Republic of Mordovia, of which Saransk is the capital.
The venue will host group stage games at Russia 2018. After the tournament, the capacity will be reduced to 30,000 when some of the temporary stands are removed, and the stadium will be the home of local team FC Mordovia.