Completed: Early 2018 (expected)
Games hosted at Russia 2018: Group G, 18 June; Group D, 22 June; Group A, 25 June; Group H, 28 June.
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Club: FC Basel | Opening: 2001 | Capacity: 38,512 seats
History and description
St. Jakob-Park, nicknamed Joggeli, is the largest stadium of Switzerland. Construction of the stadium began in December 1998 after the old St. Jakob-Stadion that stood in its place had first been demolished.
The first match played at the stadium was between Basel and Lausanne Sport on 15 March 2001. Six months later the stadium got officially inaugurated. Total construction costs amounted to CHF 250 mln.
St. Jakob-Park initially had a capacity of 33,200 (of which 9,000 standing), but got expanded with an extra tier on one of the long sides for the Euro 2008 tournament. With an additional few extra rows of temporary seats, capacity was raised to a total of 42,500 seats. After the tournament capacity dropped back again to under 40,000.
During the Euro 2008 championships, three group matches, two quarter-finals, and the semi-final between Germany and Turkey (3-2) were played at St. Jakob-Park.
In 2016, St. Jakob-Park hosted the Europa League final between Sevilla and Liverpool (3-1).
have had an association with Murrayfield for over 85 years and played their first international in 1925, beating England 14-11 to win their first Five Nations Grand Slam.
The ground was purchased from the old Edinburgh Polo Ground at Murray's Field in 1922 for £3,800, with previous internationals being held at Inverleith.
During the Second World War, the ground was taken over by the Royal Army Service Corps and used as a supply depot.
And with the armed forces sports authorities arranging two internationals between England and Scotland in each of the war years, Scotland's fixture returned from Inverleith to Murrayfield in 1944 after the ground's derequisition.
Fifty years later, in 1994, Murrayfield completed a multi-million pound renovation, installing floodlights for the first time, with the unveiling done by the Princess Royal.
It is the largest stadium in Scotland with a capacity of 67,130 and also incorporates the countries largest, permanent television screen.
When not hosting international fixtures Murrayfield is the home of Edinburgh Rugby, holding RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup clashes.
And the venue also plays hosts to American football, rugby league and association football clashes, as well as a string of music concerts.
One of the most notorious concerts was Edinburgh 50,000 - The Final Push, which took place in July 2005 as part of Live 8.
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Club: FC Spartak Vladikavkaz | Opening: 1962 | Capacity: 32,464 seats
Stadion Spartak was built in 1962. It has hardly changed since, apart from some refurbishments it underwent toward the late 2000s.
Alania have expressed their desire to build a new and modern stadium, however no concrete plans have been presented yet.