The stadium hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade football competition and will host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. Its capacity is around 45,379. It will replace Central Stadium as Kazan's main football stadium. Kazan Arena also hosted the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.  It was completed in July 2013, and will host football matches, especially Rubin Kazan's home games in the Russian Premier League. The stadium has the largest outside screen in Europe.

The architectural concept has been designed by Populous; according to lead designer Damon Lavelle, the stadium is a unique response to the local culture and place. The general design stage: "TatInvestGrazhdanProekt", "Intex", "TsNIIpromzdany".

Spartak Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Moscow, Russia. The venue is used mostly for football matches, hosting the home matches of Spartak Moscow and occasionally the Russian national team. It will be called Spartak Stadium during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. The stadium is designed with a capacity of 45,360 people.

The Krestovsky Stadium, also called Zenit Arena, is a football stadium in western portion of Krestovsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It will host the home matches of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The stadium was planned to be completed by December 2008, which was changed to late 2011. The stadium has a capacity of 68,134 people. It will be called Saint Petersburg Stadium during the the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Fisht Olympic Stadium is an open-air stadium in Sochi, Russia. Located in Sochi Olympic Park and named after Mount Fisht, the 40,000-capacity stadium was constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, where it served as the venue for their opening and closing ceremonies.

The stadium was originally built as an enclosed facility and underwent a conversion into an open-air football stadium in preparation for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup when it will be called Fisht Stadium.