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Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg) (WSPE-1112)


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Yekaterinburg, Russia


Central Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The capacity of the stadium is 27,000.  According to Russia's request, and FIFA announcement on 29 September 2012 the stadium host matches of a group series of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Central Stadium was built in 1957. Earlier on this territory of the city also was a sports facilities: from 1900 - the Velodrome, from 1928 - Regional Stadium, and from 1936 - the stadium "Metallurg of the East". Stadium hosts a thousands of sports and entertainment events. In the first years after its opening, the stadium has become one of the world most important arenas of speed skating: in 1959 here was held 1959 World Allround Speed Skating Championships, as well as the 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966 championships of the USSR (with multiple world records), and in the 1964-73 many matches between strongest national teams of the world (Soviet Union, Norway, Sweden and Finland). The stadium hosts 1962, 1966, 1974 and 1978 Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR (contemporaneously this competitions was a USSR championships) and other Russian and international competitions.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

World Stadiums Postcard Edition

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