- Address: Nizhny Novgorod
- Country: Russia
- Capacity: 44,000
- Opened: 2018
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Pari (football)
Extra stadium info – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, which is also known as a venue for concerts, became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Russia. On 18 June 2018, the football stadium hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup match. The national football team of Sweden won the match against Korea 1-0. 42,000 people showed up for the game. Andreas Granqvist scored the first-ever FIFA World Cup goal at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
Andreas Granqvist played 88 matches for the national football team of Sweden. He scored nine goals in those 88 matches. Granqvist started his professional football career with the Swedish club HIF. He also played professional football for the English side Wigan Athletic, the Dutch side FC Groningen, the Italian side Genoa CFC and the Russian side FC Krasnodar before he returned to HIF in 2018.
More FIFA World Cup games
The Argentine Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, England, the French Republic, Panama, the Swiss Confederation and Uruguay also played at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The last 2018 FIFA World Cup match at the venue was a quarter-final. The French Republic, commonly known as France, won the game against Uruguay in front of a crowd of 43,000. The national football team of the French Republic won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after beating Croatia in the city of Moscow.
FC Pari Nizhny Novgorod use the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium for home games. The club was founded in 2015. They played their first-ever Russian top-flight football league game in 2021. Pari finished 11th place in their maiden Russian top-flight football league season. They gathered 33 points in 30 matches during that league season. Pari won eight of those 30 matches. Nine of those 30 matches ended in a draw.