TIPS FOR VISITORS & SELFIE MAKERS✅ Be an early bird!
If you came to a football match or concert, then your subway train, bus, tram or even taxi must arrive to destination stop
no later than 1 hour 30 minutes before the start of the show!
On the days of the top events, the access of any vehicle to the stadium and the surrounding area may be limited or even completely prohibited. Therefore, regardless what type of transport used, next you will have to walk about half an hour.
The security procedure at the gate can also take quite a long time, especially with a large number of visitors. But even when you have passed all the checks, the distance to your seat or place is still quite large - because the stadium is so big!
So, the main rule is 'Come early, and even more earlier is better'.
For example, if you want to see a warming-up show or a flag presentation ceremony. But that's not the only reason!More info about Gazprom Arena✅ Clothing and shoes.
Locals call St. Petersburg the city of rains. This does not mean that this happens 365 days a year, but the probability is quite high. Since the stadium is located on the shore of the bay, strong winds are also not uncommon. Just in case check the weather forecast
to understand if you need an umbrella and warm clothes outside the stadium
.✅ Choice of entry gate. FAN ID.
Friends! The stadium is really very big, so even after the security line, it will take at least 10-15 minutes to get to your seat. To save time, check your ticket and choose the gate
that matches your block (sector).
IMPORTANT! Currently, in order to access football matches of the Russian Championship/Cup
, each person, before buying of tickets, must have a E-FAN ID. Unfortunately, the procedure provides for personal presence at one of the accreditation points. Therefore, in fact, visiting these competitions by foreigners is impossible.To attend other events, incl international matches, concerts, exhibitions, etc this type of e-ID is not required.✅ Hand luggage.
If possible, don`t take items that require inspection as this adds additional time for entry. Important! Any bags, backpacks, packages, etc. cannot exceed size 40 x 40 x 45 cm. If your bag(s) does exceed the stated size, left items in one of the storage rooms. See on the map✅ Food & Water.
A bottle of water and some food in a bag is a good idea for those walking around. However, when entering the stadium, remember that your container or bottle must be of a soft material (not iron or glass) and not exceed 0.5 L in volume. Access directly to the block (sector, dance space) is possible only with non-closable containers, such as paper or plastic cups.
Of course, at the Gazprom Arena and near the stadium you can buy a variety of fast food, snacks, ice cream and drinks. We also recommend stopping by one of the restaurants or bars nearby. On the days of matches or concerts, it is better to book a table in advance. It`s simple. Open the list
, choose what suits you best, find website link in the description and make a reservation.If the website does not have an English page, use an online translator. Just copy and paste the link.✅ Enjoy life!
About 2-3 hrs before the start of the event, different game, creative and other active zones become open for the visitors, where you can put on face paint in colours of the teams, do a hair in style of your idol, play various games, take a photo to remember, buy the fans wear and other souvenirs. Take a walk through the stadium
incl visit the upper tiers with a beautiful views. You can also take part in the fan parade (starting from 'Krestovsky Ostrov' subway
, usually two hours before the match)
Even when there are no events in the stadium, you can have a great time here, for example, get an exclusive tour inside the stadium
(conducted when there are no events only). Very close to Gazprom Arena are one of the largest in Russia water park
and extreme amusement park
Do you want to fly in a wind tunnel
? And, maybe, on a helicopter
and see all the best sights of St. Petersburg from a bird's eye view? It's a two steps from the arena. And right here and now in front of you!