Gazprom Arena Stadium in St. Petersburg (Zenit Arena)
The Gazprom Arena stadium in St. Petersburg, better known as Zenit Arena, was officially opened in 2016. The chief architect of the building is the Japanese Kisho Kurokawa.
How to get to the stadium "Zenith Arena" in St. Petersburg
Metro st. Novokrestovskaya, Begovaya, Krestovsky Ostrov;
Bus stop "Metro Krestovsky Ostrov" - № 10, 14, 25, 25a, 46
Stop route taxi "Metro Krestovsky Ostrov" - № 131
For a long time they could not decide on the name of the sports facility, at first they wanted to call it the Krestovsky Stadium (after the name of the island where it is located), then the more popular ones appeared - Zenit Arena and St. Petersburg Stadium. The final version - Gazprom Arena - was chosen only in December 2018 - 11 years after the start of construction. Over the years, residents of the northern capital and tourists used to call the stadium each in its own way, so today you can hear different versions of the name.
Even before the opening, Gazprom Arena became famous as the most expensive stadium in Russia. Indeed, a fabulous sum was spent on the construction of the object. According to various sources, the cost of "Zenith Arena" is more than $ 1 billion. During the years of construction, the stadium has earned notoriety for the main long-term construction industry of the country, the costs of which only increased every year. However, in the framework of preparation for the 2018 World Cup, the lease was still completed.
Characteristics of the stadium "Gazprom Arena":
- Capacity - up to 68,000 people;
- The area of all premises - 287.68 thousand square meters;
- Height - 9 floors (75 meters), including pylons - 110 meters;
- The area of the football field is 9,840 square meters.
Today, Gazprom Arena is one of the best venues in the city, which is suitable for both sports and music events. The sliding roof of the stadium allows you to use the object in any weather. Infrastructure facilities makes it possible to organize events of any scale. It offers tenants of premises of different areas, catering service, playground and experienced staff.
The most significant events of the Gazprom Arena stadium in St. Petersburg:
- Football tournament "Confederations Cup - 2017"
- World Cup 2018.
In 2019, the arena accepts UEFA Europa League matches. Of the musical events, the most memorable was the "Leningrad" group concert at Gazprom Arena, held in October 2018.
Schedule of matches of the stadium "Gazprom Arena"
All year round at the stadium are sports competitions at various levels. Of course, the most striking event was the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Today, Gazprom Arena is the base of FC Zenit - home matches of the most popular and beloved football team in St. Petersburg are held here. In winter, hockey competitions are held in the arena. The calendar of games for the season 2018/2019 is available on the official site of Gazprom Arena.
The scheme of "Zenith Arena"
The Gazprom Arena sectors are divided into 4 main blocks: A101 - A113, B101 - B114, C101 - C114, D101 - D111; and to the balconies: A201 - A118, B201 - B118, C201 - C118, D201 - D118. The fan “turn” of the Zenit team is located in the main unit in sectors D102 - D110.
The location of the seats in the stands of the Gazprom Arena stadium can be studied using the sector diagram.
Buy tickets for matches of Gazprom Arena
Sale of tickets and season tickets for sporting events is carried out through the official site of FC Zenit, as well as through sales offices. To purchase tickets through the site must be registered.
Addresses and mode of operation of points of sale:
- The client office (tickets and subscriptions for the matches of the Zenit, Zenit -2, Zenit and BC Zenit teams) - Arena Hall Business Center, 1st floor, Dobrolyubova Prospect, 16A, K.2. Mode of operation: daily from 10:00 to 20:00. Phone: +7 (812) 244-33-33 (around the clock).
- The ticket office of the Gazprom Arena stadium (tickets can only be bought on home days Zenit) - Yuzhnaya Road, house 25, letter “Zh”. Mode of operation: from 10:00 until the end of the first half.
- Zenit Arena store (tickets for the Europa League matches of FC Zenit) - Nevsky Prospect, 20. Mode of operation: daily from 10:00 to 22:00. Phone: +7 (812) 244-00-40.
On match days, it is recommended to come to the stadium in advance in order to have time to go inside and take your place. For security reasons, all visitors must go through the control service - the points are shown in the diagram.
How to get there
The Gazprom Arena Stadium in St. Petersburg is located on Krestovsky Island, on Futbolnaya Alley, 1.
The fastest way to get to the sports complex is the metro. Novokrestovskaya station (green line) is a 20-minute walk from the sports facility. It opened in 2018 for the World Cup. From the side of the Primorsky district you can go from the station "Begovaya" through the Yacht Bridge.
To get to public transport you must go through the Primorsky Park to Ryukhina Street. Here is another metro station "Krestovsky Ostrov" (purple line), as well as bus stops.
There are stops near the main entrance to the park: “Metro Krestovsky Ostrov” on Ryukhina Street - buses number 25a, bus number 131; and the stop of the same name on Morsky Avenue - buses number 10, 14, 25, 46.
If you drive to Gazprom Arena by car, it is better to take care of a parking ticket in advance. Convenient bunk parking stadium allows you to walk to the place in just 5-15 minutes. In addition, on the days of the matches, a congestion of cars is created around the sports complex, there are no empty seats and motorists have to leave their cars far from the destination and walk. Tickets and tickets for the parking lot of Gazprom Arena can be purchased at the client office at the address: Dobrolyubova Street, 16A.
From the city center to the Zenit Arena stadium by car can be reached in about 35–45 minutes.