On 20 April 2017, after almost 10 years of construction, St. Petersburg’s new Krestovsky Stadium finally opened its doors when Zenit beat FC Ural Yekaterinburg in spectacular fashion.

The new ground – which holds 68,134 spectators, almost thrice as much as the old Petrovsky Stadium – is not only the venue for the Blue-White-Sky Blues’ home games but was also one of the arenas for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ where it hosted seven games, including the semi-final between France and Belgium as well as the third-place play-off between Belgium and England.

Already in 2017, the Krestovsky saw its first international games during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup: Beside three group matches, it was venue for the final in which Germany beat Chile 1-0.

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