The capacity of the football stadiums in Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg, which will host Matches of the 2018 world Cup, has the ability to be shortened to 35 thousand people. About it, said Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko on air of the TV channel «Russia 2″.
first international Federation of football associations (FIFA), it was decided to allow the conduct of matches of the world Cup stadiums with a capacity of 35 thousand People.
«We wish to take this opportunity to stadiums in Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg,» said Mutko.
Sketch the restoration of the Central stadium in Yekaterinburg was approved at the meeting of the regional planning Council 9 July. The arena’s capacity was increased to 45 thousand people. The same number of viewers for the original project had to accommodate arena in Kaliningrad.
The basis for the arena for the 2018 world Cup in Kaliningrad shall be Baltika stadium
Mutko said that the stadium Baltika Kaliningrad must be reconstructed in order to host Matches of the world football championship 2018.
«We picked the wrong place for the construction of the stadium, as it requires additional investment. However, Our goal is to have a standard cost — fifteen, 2-15, 5 billion rubles, the cost increase will not eventually become. For this reason, I think you can find another place, for example, to reconstruct the old stadium in the city centre. To build a 25-seat stadium and ten thousand add temporary grandstands,» said Mutko.
Current Baltika stadium was built in 1892 and is able to accommodate 14660 spectators.
it is expected that the matches of the world Cup 2018 will be held in 12 stadiums in eleven cities of Russia: Moscow (stadiums «Luzhniki» and «Open arena» ), St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don. Tentatively international competition will be held from June 8 to July 8.
«I hope that before the end of the football season, your channel will start to show the Matches of the championship of Russia»
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