Russia has issued a new limited edition postage stamp series to celebrate hosting the FIFA world Cup in 2018. Each stamp features a stadium that will host a World Cup football match- one of these stamps features the Dexter Moren Associates designed Otkritie Arena for FC Spartak.
Otkritie Arena for FC Spartak is one of the largest sports complexes in Moscow. It consists of a football field with bleachers for a capacity for 47,000 people and is equipped with ultra-modern equipment, meeting all safety requirements.
Dexter Moren Associates’ façade design provides a state of the art stadium which reflects the tradition and history of Moscow’s football club, featuring around 600 giant glass shingles inspired by the Spartak diamond insignia to create an armour-like effect. The stadium opened in 2014 and is located in the former Tushino airfield.