Fan Fest 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Football fans coming from Russia and all over the world now know exactly where to gather when looking for a joyful, friendly and unique environment to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches. The FIFA Fan Fest™ venues located in the eleven host cities have today been revealed following the Board Meeting of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), kick-starting the planning for these official public viewing events that offer an authentic and free of charge experience for local and visiting football fans.

“Being in the stadiums is just amazing, but there is something really special about the FIFA Fan Fest as well. It is a real party atmosphere, I guess because of the mix of people from all over the world who are there to celebrate their love for football in a very relaxed and friendly way”, says Beatriz Andrade, who attended the FIFA Fan Fest in 2006 in Germany, 2010 in South Africa and in 2014 in her home country, Brazil. “I hope we qualify for 2018 and, if so, attending the FIFA Fan Fest in Russia is for me almost a sure thing.”

Football fans will be able to choose from a diverse list of very iconic locations in 2018, such as the Sparrow Hills on the right bank of the Moskva River, the famous beach promenade in Sochi or the stunning Family Center Kazan.

“Since Germany 2006 we have this very unique way of experiencing the FIFA World Cup, which is attending the FIFA Fan Fests. I had a great time every time I went there since then and when I see the images of the future venues I can already picture how amazing it is going to be to have gathered there all those passionate fans cheering and celebrating football together”, said FIFA’s Acting Secretary General Markus Kattner. “Not by chance the FIFA Fan Fest continues to grow in scale and awareness, with over 5 million people attending the 2014 events in Brazil”, he went on to add.

“The FIFA Fan Fest will be the perfect opportunity for each of our Host Cities to show the world their unique culture and friendly hospitality. These venues will serve as informal and joyful meeting points, from where I am sure fans will take some of their best memories from the amazing event we will host in 2018”, said 2018 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee CEO, Alexey Sorokin.

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