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Fisht Olympic Stadium

Fisht Olympic Stadium
Fisht Olympic Stadium during the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Location Sochi, Russia
Owner Government of Russia (Olympstroy)
Capacity 47,659 – FIFA mode
40,000 – Olympic mode[1]
Opened 2013[1]
Construction cost US $779 million
Architect Populous,[2] Buro Happold

Fisht Olympic Stadium (Russian: Олимпийский стадион «Фишт», Olimpiyskiy stadion "Fisht") is an open-air (formerly covered) stadium in Sochi, Russia. Located in Sochi Olympic Park and named after Mount Fisht, the 40,000-person-capacity stadium was built primarily for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, serving as the Olympic stadium, the venue for their opening and closing ceremonies.


Designed by Populous and British design consultancy Buro Happold, the stadium's roof was built from approximately 36,500 square metres (393,000 sq ft) of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) and was designed to give the roof the appearance of snowy peaks. The bowl opens to the north, allowing a direct view of the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains, and the upper deck is open to the south, allowing a view of the Black Sea.[3][4]

Having opened in 2013, it cost $779 million to build the stadium.[1] After the Games, the stadium complex will serve as a training centre and match venue for the Russia national football team,[1] and as a site for matches during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[5]

In October 2013, the Central Bank of Russia issued a commemorative 100-ruble note,[6] a hundred days before the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The blue-tinted banknote depicts a flying snowboarder on one side, and on the other the Fisht Olympic Stadium[7] and a firebird.



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  2. ^ Sochi 2014 Main Stadium architect: Populous
  3. ^ Design for two major Sochi 2014 venues approved
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Preceded by
BC Place
Winter Olympics
Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Olympic Stadium)

Succeeded by
Olympic Park of Hoenggye
Preceded by
BC Place
Winter Paralympics
Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Olympic Stadium)

Succeeded by
Olympic Park of Hoenggye
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