The stadium is currently being renovated to meet FIFA standards. The stadium will retain its recognizable historical façade, which will become part of the new modern stadium.
During the World Cup the stadium will welcome 35,000 fans to the venue for each match, with 13,000 of them seated on temporary stands. After the World Cup, the temporary stands will be disassembled, and the stadium's capacity will be reduced to 23,000. The size of the pitch is 105x68 meters.
On June 15, 21, 24, and 27, Ekaterinburg Arena will host four group stage games.