The Luzhniki Sports Complex stands out as one of the largest sports arenas in Russia as well as worldwide.
The Luzhniki territory spreads over more than 150 hectares of land.
Opened in 1956 as the Moscow’s central sports arena, the Luzhniki Complex has since then offered beside sports activities a variety of leisure and recreation facilities for thousands of Moscow citizens and visitors.
The uniform architectural ensemble of the Luzhniki Complex embraces over 80 facilities, including such key ones as Small Sports Arena, The Palace of Sports, The Swimming Pool, Druzhba multipurpose sports facility, The Sports Area, with the major and widely known Big Sports Arena which has successfully passed full renovation.
Over the course of its existence, the Luzhniki Complex has hosted a large number of sports competitions and fantabulous concerts, including the 1980 Summer Olympics, Russian Football Championship and UEFA Europe League Games, the 2008 Champion League Final, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the Track and Field World Championship.
The Luzhniki Arenas have witnessed the concerts of Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, DDT, Zemphira, Splin, and many other.
As many as 5,000 to 10,000 people visit the Luzhniki sports facilities or do sports in the open air daily. The Luzhniki Complex is a hub of mass and amateur sports, one of the most popular places for outdoor activities right in the centre of Moscow.