As reflected in its resplendent red-and-white color scheme, the new Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow is home to Spartak Moscow, one of the most emblematic soccer teams in Europe. It will also be one of the main venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Echoing the sentiment of its iconic football club, Otkrytiye Arena boasts of a ‘gladiator’ style series of armor plates that fold over one another and fit the overall multi-curvilinear facade shape. Around 600 giant diamond-shaped shingles – similar to Spartak Moscow’s logo – each measuring approximately 8m in width and 5m in height, cover the whole structure and provide a burst of color and energy to the sports stadium. Inaugurated in September 2014, Otkrytiye Arena will host Spartak Moscow’s home soccer matches, as well as those of the Russian national team. With seating for 45,000 spectators, it will also be a key venue for the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017 and the FIFA World Cup in 2018. But hosting such large events, where thousands of people enter and exit the stadium all at once at a set time, requires meticulous planning, creative thinking and foresight. This is where KONE stepped in to ensure the smooth flow of people inside the stadium during events. KONE will also conduct regular preventive maintenance visits as part of a five-year maintenance agreement to make certain its equipment functions smoothly at all times and to ensure that the flow of people is seamless during the stadium’s biggest sporting events. Armed with customized solutions to enhance aesthetics, and specially designed equipment to improve safety and people flow inside the stadium, Otkrytiye Arena will be ready and able to host some of Russia’s largest sporting events in the coming years.

  • #Elevators
  • #Escalators & Autowalks
  • #Europe
  • #Maintenance
  • #New equipment
  • #Special buildings

Building facts

  • Completed: 2014
  • Capacity: 45,000 seats
  • Building owner: Leonid Fedun
  • Developer: Lukoil
  • Architect: Aecom
  • Contractor: Stadion Spartak

KONE solutions

  • 4 KONE MonoSpace® 700 elevators
  • 10 KONE TransSys™ elevators
  • 6 KONE MonoSpace® 500 elevators
  • 2 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators
  • KONE Care™ Maintenance Service

Otkrytiye Arena

  • To deliver a top-quality, eye-catching solution for the high-profile Spartak Stadium project
  • To ensure that the elevators would continue to work efficiently even in sub-zero temperatures
  • To ensure continuous and smooth operation of the stadium and its transportation solutions
  • High-end VIP elevators designed in red and white club colors, while standard elevators benefit from KONE’s anti-vandal stainless steel finish
  • A combination of heated seals and heaters and ventilators in the elevator shaft ensure the performance of the elevators during harsh Russian winters
  • A five-year maintenance agreement, with regular preventive maintenance visits, ensures that equipment functions smoothly at all times

Share this page


We use cookies to optimize site functionality and to give you the best possible experience while browsing our site. If you are fine with this and accept all cookies, just click the 'Accept' button.

You can also review our privacy statement.


Are you interested in KONE as a corporate business or a career opportunity?

Corporate site

Would you like to find out more about the solutions available in your area, including the local contact information, on your respective KONE website?

Your suggested website is

United States

Go to your suggested website