preparations were underway. Eastern Europe, 2 and the 11th time that it had been held in Europe. In Yekaterinburg, where four matches are hosted, hosting costs increased to over.4 billion rubles, over-running the.6 billion rubles originally allocated from the state and regional budget. Three of the 16 stadiums would be renovated, and 13 would be newly constructed." 54 In October 2011, Russia decreased the number of stadiums from 16. Moscow Saint Petersburg Sochi Luzhniki Stadium Otkritie Arena (Spartak Stadium) Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg Stadium) Fisht Olympic Stadium (Fisht Stadium) Capacity: 78,011 64 Capacity: 44,190 65 Capacity: 64,468 66 Capacity: 44,287 67 Volgograd Rostov-on-Don Volgograd Arena Rostov Arena Capacity: 43,713 68 Capacity: 43,472 69 Nizhny. Players in the final squad may be replaced for serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match and such replacements do not need to have been named in the preliminary squad. 80 The Russian government had originally earmarked a budget of around 20 billion 81 which was later slashed to 10 billion for the preparations of the World Cup, of which half is spent on transport infrastructure. Construction of the proposed Podolsk stadium in the Moscow region was cancelled by the regional government, and also in the capital, Otkrytiye Arena was competing with Dynamo Stadium over which would be constructed first.