VTB Arena is a planned multi-purpose stadium in Moscow, Russia.
The old Dynamo Stadium was closed for demolition in 2008, and the new VTB Arena was built in its place.
The VTB Arena's new football stadium was included in the Russian bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to possibly host the opening game, as the Luzhniki Stadium is set to host the final. However, in
late September 2012, FIFA announced the list of host cities and venues, which excluded VTB Arena from the host list. This decision came as no surprise, after it turned out that the Otkrytie Arena
would be ready ahead of the VTB Arena, being put into operation already in 2014, as opposed to 2016, for the VTB Arena.
The VTB Arena's new indoor arena was chosen to host the basketball EuroLeague's final competition stage, the EuroLeague Final Four, in 2019.