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Luzhniki Stadium to host King Salman Rapid & Blitz Championships

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Luzhniki Stadium to host King Salman Rapid & Blitz Championships

The Luzhniki Stadium is the venue for the King Salman Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019.

The stadium and the surrounding areas were extensively renovated for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, turning it into one of the biggest and most modern sports facilities in Europe. The seating capacity is just under 79,000 spectators.

The iconic Luzhniki Stadium which is the venue for the 2019 King Salman Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship. Photo credit FIDE website.
The iconic Luzhniki Stadium which is the venue for the 2019 King Salman Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship. Photo credit FIDE website.

The Luzhniki Olympic Complex is the largest sports and entertainment complex in Russia, stretching over 150 hectares. It is located in one of the most picturesque areas of Moscow, at the bend in Moskva River, in front of the Sparrow Hills (“Vorobyovy Gory“) and the Neskuchny Garden.

Luzhniki Stadium lies adjacent to Moscow’s Third Ring road and easily accessible by metro.  It can be reached with the metro line 1 (Red Line), with Sportivnaya and Vorobyovy Gory being the nearest station. Both these stations are within walking distance of the Stadium.

The playing venue is in the Sector С, with the entrance from the central alley (walkway). The playing hall is a spacious and well-lit area overlooking the main football arena.

Radisson Collection Hotel

The Radisson Collection Hotel is the official hotel of the event. It was historically known as “Hotel Ukraina“. This building is one of the famous “Seven Sisters” of Moscow, the seven legendary skyscrapers from the Soviet times. The building also served as Karpov’s headquarters during his historical match with Kasparov.

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Online registration for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championship.

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