FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Short history

Lokomotiv Stadium is a football stadium in Moscow, Russia and is the home stadium of Lokomotiv Moscow. 

In 1935 an electric workers union decided to build a stadium named "Stalinets" or "Stalinist Stadium" (30,000 spectators). After holding several key matches and establishing itself as a symbol of football in Moscow, it was demolished to make way for a new, modern stadium. Lokomotiv stadium was built and opened on 17 August 1966. The inaugural match played at the Lokomotiv stadium was played between Lokomotiv Moscow and Dynamo Kiev.

Despite that the stadium was still of good quality in terms of infrastructure, the board felt that a new stadium would be the best option. Backed by the Russian Transport Ministry, Lokomotiv built a new arena. The reconstructed Lokomotiv Stadium held its first match on July 5, 2002 when Lokomotiv welcomed Uralan.

The stadium is solely designed for football matches. All the stands are covered by a roof to protect the fans from the harsh Russian weather conditions. The total area of the glass roof is 20,000 square metres.

Important events

The stadium hosted several important matches of the Russian national team.