Hotels near Kazan Arena Football Stadium in Russia

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Kazan Arena

Twenty-three nations have booked their places for the World Cup in Russia and Kazan is one of the 11 cities of Russia where much the action will go down as teams try to snatch the coveted title from defending champions Brazil.

Fans now have less than a year to book their visit to one of the largest countries in the world to be a part of the spectacular event dubbed as the 'Greatest Games on Earth'.

If your feeling that rush of adrenaline that makes you whoop with excitement… you’re not alone. The excitement is building inside and outside of Russia and the rush is on by fans everywhere to book their spot at their select games and cities.

The 2018 games will take place from 14 June to 15 July and football fans from all over the world will be descending on Russia’s third largest city to witness six games of the tournament: four group stage matches, a 1/8 match and a quarterfinal game.

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If you’re one of those die-hearted football fans or even a first timer travelling on a budget and is a bit concerned about accommodation, there’s no need to worry.

We speak your language and will help you enjoy your stay in Kazan at any of the best cheap hotels near the football stadium. We’ll also share with you a few great tit tats about Kazan just so when you go you’ll know.

Cheap hotels near Kazan Arena football stadium (Where to Stay ?)

The authorities seem to be going all out and leaving nothing to chance when it comes to ensuring there’s adequate accommodation for its summer 2018 visitors. Over 14,000 hotel rooms will be made available for the World Cup Games and all are set to be ready to welcome the large expected influx of visitors to Kazan before the event kicks off.

Kazan already boast a well-developed hotel industry as they recently hosted the Universiade and the World Aquatics Championships. The city already has over 10,000 hotel rooms available and are working to increase that number to 11,500.

In addition to that, there is an assortment of mini hotels and hotels also under construction which will see the city having in excess of the projected 14,000.

The City of Kazan

Kazan is the place visitors head to for rich insights into the history of Russia, but it also a city that offers a unique modern experience. Kazan is home to the historic kremlin that towers over the city, giving way to a spectacular view overlooking the Volga River.

This UNESCO World Heritage recognised site was built in the mid-1500s after Tsar Ivan the Terrible defeated Kazan’s khanate. Here you will get to absorb the city’s fascinating and turbulent past as well as its abundance of modern offerings.

Kazan is where history and modernisation kiss and exist as one, giving the city a unique atmosphere. Here you’ll find an abundance of mosques and churches, museums, monuments traditional wooden houses, soaring modern skyscrapers, and cultural centres.

About the stadium

The Kazan Arena was opened in 2013 and has a capacity to hold 45,105 people with the average attendance being 11,871.

The largest crowd attendance the arena has seen to date was 42,951 spectators for the Rubin Kazan v Liverpool game in 2015. The size of the pitch is 105 x 68 (7140) and the stadium hosted its first fixture, the Rubin Kazan v Locomotiv Moscow on August 17, 2014.

Tips for Travellers

Are you a foody? Great! Russians love their food and you will too.

What’s great football matches in an amazingly euphoric atmosphere without some great food and drinks to wash it all down? Schedule some time in-between games to go out and explore the city. You’ll enjoy it. Don’t be a spoil sport and only go from the games back to your hotel room. You can get around by taking the Trans-Siberian Railway, grab a cab, or hire your own ride.

Why not learn a little of the Cyrillic alphabet before your Russia World Cup 2018 trip comes to an end. It’s really not as difficult as it looks, plus, it’s a great way to gain some independence and read signs and menus on your own.

Home ground of FC Rubin Kazan

Club -- FC Rubin Kazan

Nickname -- People from Volga, Stones

Stadium Capacity -- 44,700 seats

Opened -- 2013

Location -- Located in the north-east area of the city on the west bank of the Kazanka river. The center of Kazan is approx. 6km or 3.7mi away. The ground can easily be reached by tram, bus and trolleybus.

Address -- pr. Khusaina Yamasheva, 115 А, Kazan, Respublika Tatarstan, Russia 421001

Club Colours -- Green, White and Ruby

Air Connections -- nearest airport is Kazan International Airport (KZN), about 30km or 18.6mi from the city centre.

Relevant internet information

-- FC Zenit : official club website

-- Kazan Arena

-- Tourist Information