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: Paris Saint-Germain FC | Opening: 1972 | Capacity: 48,527 seats
Parc de Princes was built to provide the city of Paris with a modern venue for important rugby and football matches. The stadium replaced the old Vélodrome, that had stood in its place since 1897.
Parc des Princes was officially opened on 4 June 1972 by French president Georges Pompidou. The first match was the Coupe de France final between Marseille and Bastia (2-1).
The stadium, designed by architect Roger Taillibert, was lauded for its avant garde design and received several architectural prices. Its most striking feature were the 50 concrete columns that support the ring-shaped roof.
One year after the opening, in 1973, newly founded Paris Saint-Germain moved into the stadium.
In the following decades, Parc des Princes regularly hosted matches of the French national team, Coupe de France finals, and it was the playing venue of several European Cup finals.
The first of these finals was the European Cup final between Bayern München and Leeds United (2-0) in 1975, which was followed by the Cup Winners’ Cup final between Anderlecht and Austria Wien (4-0) in 1978, and the European Cup final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (1-0) in 1981.
In later years, Parc des Princes would host the Cup Winners’ Cup final between Real Zaragoza and Arsenal (2-1) in 1995, and the first ever single-leg UEFA Cup final between Inter and Lazio (3-0) in 1998.
Since the opening of Stade de France in 1998, however, the stadium has seen the number of international matches reduced to just one.
In 1984, Parc des Princes was the principal playing venue of the Euro 1984 championships, hosting two group matches and the final between France and Spain (2-0).
Fourteen years later, the stadium was one of the playing venues of the 1998 World Cup, this time hosting four group matches, a round of 16 match, and the match for third place between Croatia and the Netherlands (2-1).
While still one of France’s most modern stadiums, PSG’s new owners have recently contemplated a large expansion or rebuilding of the stadium. However, as Parc des Princes was selected as one of the playing venues of the Euro 2016tournament and works would not be finished in time, it was instead decided to only refurbish the stadium for the Euros and reinvestigate the option to redevelop after the tournament.
During Euro 2016, Parc des Princes hosted four first round group matches and the round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland (1-0).
Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world with a capacity of 82,000 and is the 'home' of English rugby.
The land on which the stadium stands was once a ten-acre vegetable patch for cabbage, mushrooms and fruit trees prior to the Rugby Football Union purchasing the plot in 1907.
RFU committee member Billy Williams was responsible for picking the area, which cost just over £5,500.
The first match to be played at Twickenham was just two years later in 1909 with Richmond and Harlequins, both close to the stadium, going head to head.
International rugby followed a year later with England hosting Wales and winning 11-6.
In 2006 Twickenham reached the capacity it holds today after plans to redevelop the South Stand were approved - completing the bowl shape of the stadium.
As well as hosting international fixtures Twickenham also hosts domestic games - including the Aviva Premiership.
The Rolling Stones were the first band to play there, in 2003, and they have been followed by the likes of Rihanna, U2, Lady Gaga and R.E.M.
Twickenham celebrated its centenary in 2010 - an occasion that was marked with a commemorative shirt for England's clash with Wales in the Six Nations.
It is also home of the World Rugby Union Museum, which tells the history of the game through various tours and exhibitions and was the venue of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia. Twickenham also hosted matches in the 1991 and 1999 RWC.
In October 2016 Twickenham broke new ground with their first NFL game - the Los Angeles Rams played the New York Giants with Craig David providing the pre-game show.
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Club: FC Dynamo Kiev | Opening: 1942 | Capacity: 70,050 seats
The National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy, also known as Kiev Olympic Stadium, is the Ukrainian national stadium and home of FC Dynamo Kiev.
The Olimpiyskiy Stadium, then still called Republic Stadium MS Krushchov, was originally planned to open on 22 June 1941. It had been built during the five preceding years at the site of the previous Red Stadium L. Trotsky.
The opening match was scheduled to be between Dynamo Kiev and CBCA Moscow, however on the opening day the German army invaded Russia and the event had to get postponed.
A few months later the Germans entered and occupied the city. Despite the harsh conditions, the stadium officially opened on 12 July 1942.
When the Germans retreated one year later, it got heavily damaged and it took a year for the stadium to be repaired. On the 25 June 1944 it was reopened with the match that was originally planned to be played in 1941.
In 1966 the stadium was enlarged with a second tier to a capacity of over 100,000. Further renovations followed before the 1980 Moscow Olympics, during which the stadium hosted a series of matches in the football tournament.
In those decades the stadium went by the name Central Stadium, but this was changed in 1996 to Olympic Stadium (referring to the 1980 Olympics). Two years later the stadium underwent a refurbishment and new seats were installed, which reduced capacity to about 83,000.
When the Olimpiyskiy got selected to host the Euro 2012 final, another major round of redevelopment works was required, which included the complete reconstruction of the first tier, the rebuilding of the entire West Stand, and the installation of a roof on the previously uncovered stadium.
During the Euro 2012 Championships, the stadium hosted three group matches, a quarter-final, and the final between Spain and Italy (4-0).
Until then, Dynamo Kiev had only used the Olimpiyskiy for European cup matches, using the smaller Lobanovskyi Stadium for their league matches. They initially were unsure whether to completely move into the new Olimpiyskiy, but were in the end successfully lured and played their first league match at the renovated stadium on 4 March 2012 against Arsenal Kiev (1-0).