The decision to construct the main stadium of the country was taken on December 23rd, 1954. The goal was to hold the palm of the Olympic championship, which was awarded to the USSR in Helsinki in 1952. The main arena was opened on July 31st, 1956. The modern Luzhniki, after all arenas, courts and sports clubs in the sport cluster are open, will be able to accommodate 200,000 guests. The new complex is designed for 5 million visitors a year.