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2017 Stadium Of The Year Winner Announced

The 2017 Stadium of the Year has been announced, and it's no surprise that one of Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums ran away with the award.

Click through the gallery to see the top three stadiums of the jury award and public vote.

StadiumDB.com, a website dedicated to the latest stadiums all over the world, had initially pre-selected 27 venues built or renovated in 2017 for the Stadium of the Year award.

Subsequently, an international jury of five renowned architects had cut the 27 candidates down to 10 final nominees for the jury award, while the public was allowed to vote for any of the 27 newly built or renovated arenas.

Russia’s Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup – including the final – was unanimously chosen as the winner.

It was the only stadium to receive an average score of over 75% after the jury rated its architecture with 30% out of 40%, it’s functionality with 31.6% out of 40% and it’s innovation with 16.8% out of 20%.

What makes the national stadium of Russia so special is that it was originally opened in 1956 already. For the World Cup, though, a completely new stadium was built while keeping the historical skin. The historical walls were kept alive but the stands and everything on the inside were demolished and rebuilt.

The Luzhniki Stadium won the jury award ahead of the U Arena in France and the Mercedes Benz Stadium in the United States, while Paraguay’s La Nueva Olla won the public voting.

Read: 10 Nominees For New Stadium Of The Year Revealed

Note: The images in this article are from http://stadiumdb.com/

Click through the gallery to see all winners and let us know whether you believe the right stadium won the main award!

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