Luzhniki Stadium is located at the foot of Vorobievy gory (Sparrow hills).
It was originally named “Lenin Stadium” and was opened on June 31st, 1956. From 103,000 people back then, it can now hold 78,360 spectators.
During the 1980’s summer Olympic Games, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, the athletic and horse-riding events as well as the football finals.
It is the only stadium in Russia that has been awarded 5 stars by the UEFA Champions League; in 1998-1999 it hosted the UEFA Cup’s finals. The 2018 Football World Cup organized in Russia will allow the Stadium to shine again.
Luzhniki Stadium is also host to the biggest sports museum of the country. The museum’s visit is included in the Stadium’s.