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Hotel St Petersburg football ground (Krestovsky) - FIFA World Cup 2018

St Petersburg Stadium

One of the major sporting competitions in the world is being held in Russia, the 2018 World Cup. Fans from across the globe will be travelling to Russia to support their national football team. Most will want to find cheap, budget accommodation near the football stadiums such as Krestovsky Stadium (Zenit) in St Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg is a wonderful city with a proud culture and historical heritage. The city centre is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is not surprising with its spectacular range of museums, parks and unmatched architecture.

For those fans heading to Russia's Crown Jewel of the North, there is no shortage of hotels, hostels and apartment for rent to choose from. The city is more than geared up to accommodate supporters and guests of the tournament.

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Crown Jewel of the North

St Petersburg is a city known for its strong football culture so much so it is represented on the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia poster. Russia's Crown Jewel of the North has inspired poets, musicians, writers and artists so is the perfect setting for this spectacular sporting event.

Russia's host cities and World Cup Football Stadiums are getting ready for the tournament. There has been a unique campaign rolled out in Kazan, Moscow, Sochi and St Petersburg. During your visit, you'll have no problem finding plenty of info about the fixtures, national teams and events going on across the country which is posted in airports as well as train stations.

If you're planning to watch a match in the Krestovsky stadium (called Saint Petersburg stadium during the tournament) it's probably a good idea to book your accommodation now. Expect room availability to be quickly snapped up and hotel rates to increase as the tournament gets closer.

Search online to benefit from budget accommodation whether you're travelling with family and friends or as a group of supporters. Making a reservation sooner rather than later will guarantee you a room and give you peace of mind that your reservation is secure in plenty of time for this prestigious football cup competition.

About the Stadium

St Petersburg is Russia's second largest city, a football-mad city with a population of around five million. Getting to and from the venue from your hotel room will be easy.

The city has good transport links with multiple public transport vehicles which include buses, trolley buses and the underground. It has taken around ten years to complete the arena in time for the 2018 World Cup. You won't fail to notice the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia mascot which you will see everywhere in St Petersburg.

The wolf mascot, Zabivaka is advertised everywhere enticing locals and supporters worldwide to watch matches at the Krestovsky Stadium.

The venue was also one of the four stadiums in use for the 2017 FIFA Confederation's Cup. Krestovsky Stadium, finally completed in early 2017, is one of the world's most expensive football grounds. It has excellent facilities and is a fitting venue to host the opening games. With a capacity of 68,134 seats it's also now the largest active football stadium in the Russian Premier League.

It has been designed by the architecture firm Kisho Kurokawa, and seems to resemble the shape of a spaceship with the roof being held up by four masts. Four first round group matches will be played here, a quarter final, a semi final and then the match for third place.

With the tournament getting closer and closer, hotels and other cheap properties across the city are getting ready for the influx of supporters from across the globe. As you would expect, Russia is going to be a hot spot travel destination in 2018. Find out more about different accommodation options before reserving your flight.

Along with arranging budget friendly properties for the 2018 World Cup, it's probably a good idea to buy match tickets in advance. With this in mind, check out package deals online which often include flights, accommodation and tickets.

Home ground of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg

Club -- FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, which are the highest ranking Russian club in the UEFA Club Coefficients above the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham.

Nickname -- Lions, The Blue-White-Sky Blues, The Anti-aircraft Gunners

Stadium Capacity -- 68,100 seats

Opened -- 2017

Location -- Located on Krestovsky Island in the north-west of the city. The venue can also be reached by metro and bus.

Address -- Futbolnaya al., 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia 197110

Club Colours -- Blue and White, Sky Blue

Air Connections -- nearest airport is Pulkovo International Airport, about 20km or 12mi from the city centre.

Relevant internet information

-- FC Zenit : official club website

-- Tourist Information