Luzhniki embankment 24, Khamovniki District, Moscow, Russia

Luzhniki Stadium (Russian??????? «???????»IPA: [st?d???on l??n???k?i]) is the national stadium of Russia, located in its capital city, Moscow. Its total seating capacityof 81,000 makes it the largest football stadium in Russia and one of the largest stadiums in Europe. The stadium is a part of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, and is located in Khamovniki District of the Central Administrative Okrug of Moscow city. The name Luzhnikiderives from the flood meadows in the bend of Moskva River where the stadium was built, translating roughly as "The Meadows".

Luzhniki was the main stadium of the 1980 Olympic games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some of the competitions, including the finalof the football tournament. A UEFA Category 4 stadium, Luzhniki hosted UEFA Cup Finalin 1999 and UEFA Champions League Final in 2008. The stadium also hosted such events as 1973 Summer Universiade and 2013 World Championships in Athletics. It was named the main stadium of 2018 FIFA World Cup and will host 7 matches of the tournament, including the final.

In the past its field has been used as the home ground (at various times) for football games played by CSKA MoscowSpartak Moscow and Torpedo Moscow, however, there are currently no clubs based at the stadium. Today it is mainly used as one of the home grounds of the Russian national football team. The stadium is used from time to time for various other sporting events and for concerts. It also used to host Russian domestic cup finals.