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Fisht Olympic Stadium

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Fisht Olympic Stadium (Russian: Олимпийский стадион «Фишт», Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht) is an outdoor stadium in Sochi, Russia. Located in Sochi Olympic Park and named after Mount Fisht, the 40,000-capacity stadium was constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, where it served as the venue for their opening and closing ceremonies.

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Fisht Olympic Stadium
Fisht Olympic Stadium in January 2018.
Full nameFisht Olympic Stadium
LocationSochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
Coordinates43°24′08″N 39°57′22″E
OwnerGovernment of Russia (Olympstroy)
Capacity47,659 (Official)
44,287 (2018 FIFA World Cup)[1]
Field size105 x 68 m
Construction costUS $779 million
ArchitectPopulous,[3] Buro Happold
PFC Sochi (2018–present)
Russia national football team (selected matches)
Russia national rugby union team (selected matches)

The stadium was originally built as an enclosed facility; it was re-opened in 2016 as an open-air football stadium, to host matches as part of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup when it was known simply as Fisht Stadium.[4]