Lokomotiv Stadium (Nizhny Novgorod)


  • Volga Nizhny Novgorod
  • FK Nizhniy Novgorod (rare)
  • Locomotive Nizhny Novgorod (until 2006)
  • Games of Volga Nizhny Novgorod

The Lokomotiv Stadium is a football stadium in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. It can accommodate 17,856 spectators and serves the club Volga Nizhny Novgorod as homestead.


The Lokomotiv Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, with about 1,250,000 inhabitants fifth largest city in Russia and capital of the Volga Federal District, was opened in 2000. However, just one new building, the original stadium of the same name was built in 1932 but demolished in 1997 because significant deficiencies regarding safety and modernity were apparent.

Since 2000, the football club Volga Nizhny Novgorod uses the Lokomotiv Stadium as the venue for home games. At the time of opening of the sports facility, the club played just viertklassig, which should, however, change rapidly in the following years. In eleven years 2000-2011 they managed the steep climb from the fourth to the first Russian football league after the 1st Division 2010 of the second rank behind Kuban Krasnodar was occupied, which was enough in the Premjer League to climb. There succeeded in his first season with twelfth place in the regular phase of not qualifying for the Champions round, you had to be reinforced in a relegation battle instead. There Volga Nizhny Novgorod was 14, which had relegation matches against the direct re destitution. In the playout games to Nizhny Novgorod sat with 2:1 and 0:0 through against local rivals FK Nizhny Novgorod and kept the class. In the following season, managed to avoid relegation, so Volga Nizhny Novgorod is still found today in the highest Russian Football League.

In the past, the Lokomotiv Stadium also served as a home for another club from Nizhny Novgorod. The 2006 resolution Club locomotive Nizhny Novgorod played a long time in the top divisions of the Soviet Union and Russia, but most of the time it still happened in the days of old locomotive stadium. Also the FK Nizhny Novgorod, whose home stadium just offers close to 4,000 spectators, giving way occasionally to play with greater audience expectation from the Lokomotiv Stadium.

Future Plans

After Russia had won the contract to host the football World Cup in 2018, it was announced that Nizhny Novgorod is provided as a venue. For this, however, a new stadium is necessary because the Lokomotiv Stadium, with its 17,856 spectator seats, is hardly large enough to host a World Cup and an immense expansion is not so easy. It is planned to build a new stadium in Nizhny Novgorod with a capacity of approximately 45,000 seats, which can be used for the World Cup in 2018 and can also home to the home games of the two local big clubs later. The action performed after the completion of the new arena with the Lokomotiv Stadium, but is not yet in sight.