Arena Khimki

Short history

Arena Khimki is a solely football stadium located in Khimki city, Moscow region. It opened in September 2008 on the site of previous Novator stadium. In 2005 Moscow region government took a decision to built on the site of Novator brand-new stadium which might answered all modern stadium infrastructure requirements. The old Novator get the new name – Arena Khimki. 

New stadium was designed by Serbian architect Mihailo Stupar.   

Reconstruction ran very fast and less than 3 years from its start Arena Khimki opened gates for spectators and football family. On the 20th of September 2008 the first match at Arena Khimki was served. In a local derby FC Khimki beat FC Saturn. 

In season 2009 Arena Khimki became the home stadium not only for FC Khimki but also for FC Dynamo Moscow. 

In season 2010 when FC Khimki left Russian Premier League, theirs place took PFC CSKA, which changed artificial turf of Luzhniki stadium for the best natural grass at Arena Khimki.  

Nowadays Arena Khimki remains the busiest football stadium in Russian Federation. Per season stadium stages an average of 40 matches. None of the other Russian stadiums with natural surface can reach this figure.     

Important events 

Nowadays Arena Khimki remains the home venue for FC Dynamo (Moscow) and PFC CSKA (Moscow). Stadium also hosts matches of National team and National team U-21. In 2009 Russian Cup final was played at Arena Khimki.