Fifa World Cup Expensive Stadiums

In recent years, The spending amount on the world cup has increased gradually. The average amount of money, The host countries have spent on World Cup preparations has increased exponentially. The amount was spent on building stadiums or renewing the stadiums. So keeping in mind the budget, let’s have a look at the Fifa World Cup Expensive Stadiums. Unfortunately, no concrete figures have been released regarding Qatar’s spend.

Long gone are the days of multi-purpose stadiums with built-in running tracks. The general view nowadays is that countries will have to spend in order to receive the hosting rights. This is made clear by Qatar which is estimated to spend nearly $220 million on the 2022 World Cup.

Fifa World Cup Expensive Stadiums

5). Nissan Stadium – $621 million | Yokohama, Japan

The Nissan Stadium is formerly known as International Stadium Yokohama. The stadium was built in Japan and is Japan’s largest stadium. It served as the centerpiece of the 2002 World cup hosting four matches. The final between Brazil and Germany match was also played in this stadium. At that time, Nissan Stadium was built for a whopping price of $621 million, which was not a small price tag by any means.

4). Maracana Stadium – $629 million | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Originally Maracana, officially called Estádio Mário Filho, was built as the flagship venue for the 1950 World Cup. The stadium was used again when it was massively redeveloped for the Brazil World Cup 2014. Maracana hosted seven matches throughout the tournament including the final between Germany and Argentina. The total price of this stadium sits just above our number 5 position at $629 million.

3). Fisht Olympic Stadium – $779 million | Sochi, Russia

This stadium was built especially for the 2014 Winter Olympics for both the opening and closing ceremonies. Since this time, the stadium has been transformed into a venue for the 2018 World cup. It was re-built for hosting a temporarily expanded seat capacity of 41,220. This is Russia’s second-largest stadium to date and comes at a cost to the country of $779 million.

2). Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha – $900 million | Brasilia, Brazil

This stadium was originally opened in 1974 as a football stadium and multipurpose arena. In 2010 renovations began on the stadium to increase the seating capacity, when completed in 2013 the stadium became the second largest in Brazil. The stadium was frequently used throughout the 2014 World cup, hosting several matches. It’s estimated that the stadium’s total cost is $900 million, ranking it at number 2 on our list.

1). Krestovsky Stadium – $1.5 billion | Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Krestovsky Stadium, officially called Saint Petersburg Stadium was supposed to be one of the greatest sports arenas. The stadium previously hosted the opening match & final of the 2017 FIFA confederations cup and is due to receive much greater footfall when it is used as part of this year’s FIFA World Cup matches. The number 1 spot goes to the Krestovsky stadium, costing an estimated $1.5 billion. Issues surrounding the completion of this stadium have led to in part its place on this list, as huge delays bring huge costs.

Fifa World Cup Expensive Stadiums

1Krestovsky Stadium$1.5bnSaint Petersburg Russia
2Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha$900m Brasilia Brazil
3Fisht Olympic Stadium$779m Sochi Russia
4Maracana Stadium$629mRio Brazil
5Nissan Stadium$621mYokohama Japan
6Green Point Stadium$600mCape Town South Africa
7Allianz Arena$522mMunich Germany
8Kazan Arena $450mKazan Russia
9Moses Mabhida Stadium$450mDurban South Africa
10FNB Stadium$440mJohannesburg South Africa
11Arena Corinthians$435mSao Paulo Brazil
12Sapporo Dome$426mSapporo Japan
13Cosmos Arena$370mSamara Russia
14Olympiastadion Berlin$365mBerlin Germany
15Saitama Stadium$360mSaitama Japan

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