Zenit given go ahead to Maintain home games at new ‘Stadium St. Petersburg’ — RT Sport

The move means the Premier League club may play their last match in their ground — the 21,500 ability Petrovsky Stadium — surpassing Anzhi Makhachkala on Saturday, April 8.    

— FC Zenit at English (@fczenit_en) April 6, 2017

“Zenit, both the RFU and UEFA are all in agreement that Zenit can play their home games in the new “Stadium St. Petersburg” situated on the Krestovsky Island,” the club mentioned in a statement.

— FC Zenit at English (@fczenit_en) April 6, 2017

“The blue-white-sky blues will probably possess three fixtures planned in the Stadium St. Petersburg, the first are the RFPL match against Ural in mid-April and in May, Terek and Krasnodar are our guests at the new arena with all the specific dates of games must be determined.”  

Stadium St. Petersburg – which has a capacity of 67.800 – can host the opening match at the summer’s 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which will be held from June 17 till July 2.

Additional stadiums hosting games in the tournament are Otkrytie Arena at Sochi at Kazan Arena, Moscow along with Fisht Olympic Stadium.

It’s also among 12 stadiums selected to host games in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup next summer.

On Wednesday, Zenit visited the scene of the new terrorist attack which claimed the lives of 14 people and wounded dozens more in the subway of the city.

The blast ripped through a St. Petersburg Metro carriage travel involving Sennaya Ploshchad along with Tekhnologichesky Institut channels. The explosion was confirmed to be a terrorist assault.

The team flew from the base in the north of the city across the subway line of the club at which the explosion occurred and laid flowers at the scene of this catastrophe.

Zenit given go ahead to hold home games at new ‘Stadium St. Petersburg’

Russia, St. Petersburg, Krestovsky Island. Stadium ‘St. Petersburg’ © Ruslan Shamukov / Sputnik

Zenit St. Petersburg have been given the green light to host their home games at the new ‘Arena St. Petersburg’.