After the Olympics, the arena was reconstructed so that it could host football matches. Currently the stadium's maximum capacity is 45,000 seats, including 5,000 additional mobile seats. In the summer of 2017, the stadium hosted three group stage matches and the semi-final of the Confederations Cup.
In 2018, the Fisht Stadium will host four group stage matches (on June 15, 18, 23 and 26), as well as two play-off matches – the round of 16 (on June 30) and the final eight (on July 7).
In 2018, a festival for football fans will be held on Sochi's famous boardwalk as well.