Zenit move into new stadium
After almost 10 years of construction, St. Petersburg’s new stadium finally opened its doors last Saturday. Already at its premiere, the brand new Krestovsky Stadium saw a spectacular match as Zenit St. Petersburg defeated FC Ural Yekaterinburg 2-0 with two late goals.
The new stadium holds almost thrice as much spectators as the Petrovsky Stadium (68,134, to be precise). Zenit coach Mircea Lucescu admitted that on Saturday, the fans have already “created a real home atmosphere“.
Beside the blue-white-sky blues‘ home games, the new ground will also be one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The first international will take place on 17 June when Russia faces New Zealand in the course of this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup.