The FIFA Fan Fests will kick-off a bit earlier while the party in the stadium is set to start on June 14. The Moscow venue in Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) will open its doors on Sunday (10 June) for a special event, before opening to the public on 14 June, offering an exciting foretaste of what is in store for fans and the media throughout the tournament in all 11 host cities.
On the opening day, an impressive line-up of artists will perform from 16.00. At 19.00, FIFA legends and FIFA Fan Fest Ambassadors Marcel Desailly and Aleksandr Kerzhakov will take to the stage for the official opening and later take part in a mixed zone. In addition, the Official Trophy of the FIFA World Cup will be on display for all visitors to admire and the Official Mascot Zabivaka will entertain the crowd with his dynamic dance moves.
The 11 FIFA Fan Fests in Moscow and in the other Host Cities, which will be open from 14 June to 15 July, provide a unique opportunity to enjoy an authentic FIFA World Cup experience – the perfect place to watch FIFA World Cup matches live and to enjoy an exciting music and cultural entertainment programme, free of charge on match days.
Since the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany the FIFA Fan Fest has become part of the Official Programme. It continued for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, with almost 30 million people attending these events over these past three editions