Here is the schedule date, time, venue and telecast of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 opening ceremony. Before the kick off “Tournament of Champions“, there will be a grand opening ceremony featuring colors and traditions of Russia. There will be celebrities also who will perform throughout the show. Names of the performers is not revealed right now. Given below is the complete schedule of opening ceremony.
What is schedule of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Opening Ceremony?
- Date: 17 June 2017
- Time: 16:00 [Moscow Time]
- Venue: Krestovsky stadium
The opening ceremony is expected to begin two hours before kick off of the tournament. This means the ceremony could start at 4:00 pm [according to Moscow time]. Russia’s newly built football stadium Krestovsky Stadium will host the opening ceremony. The stadium is known to have seating capacity of 68,134 spectators and is located in Saint Petersburg.
After the ceremony, hosts Russia will begin the Championship with OFC Champions New Zealand at same venue. The stadium will host final of tournament also.
The opening ceremony will be featured with colorful performances representing historical colors, culture and tradition of Russia. It is expected to be performed by more than 1500 performers with colorful elements and Official Mascot called Charming Wolf Zabivaka. Local Organising Committee Russia 2018 CEO Alexey Sorokin said
Differently from what the Russian audience saw in the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, the highlight of the evening is the opening match. We will not be able to use heavy structures or pyrotechnic for example, but with a lot of creativity we are positive that Russian fans will feel proud while international spectators will wish to discover some of the country’s cultural treasures that will be presented during the show.
Who is performing in Opening Ceremony?
Names of celebrities are not revealed right now. The performers will entertain the crowd in different costumes, culture etc. Different floats of eight participating teams are also expected to entertain the crowd.
Where I can watch Opening Ceremony on Television?
TV channels that have won the broadcasting rights of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will provide live coverage of opening ceremony also. European fans can watch opening ceremony on EBU.
Citizen of United States can switch to Telemundo, Fox Sports 1, 2, NBC Universo, NBC Deportes, Fox Sports, ESPN to watch live telecast of Confd. Cup 2017 opening ceremony. You can all broadcasting channels of Confd. Cup 2017.