Saransk is one of the smallest cities involved in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but expect the Mordovia Arena to be a true hub of activity once festivities begin. The stadium has been built for the tournament, and the distance between the centre of the pitch and the spectators is the shortest of all the venues. This could well be the sleeper for best atmosphere in the whole thing.
Getting there: Special shuttle buses will run between the stadium and the airport, railway station and major hotels, taking much of the confusion away when it comes to accessing the arena. The stadium is located in the centre of town, but the layout of the city makes walking somewhat inconvenient.