F.I.F.A. tours the construction sites for the Russia-2018 World Cup Championship stadiums in Kaliningrad and Rostov-on-Don
On Friday, September 9, F.I.F.A. and the Organizing Committee for Russia-2018 toured the construction site for the stadium in Rostov-on-Don. This was followed by a visit to the stadium in Kaliningrad on September 11.
In Rostov-on-Don, the Committee remarked on how convenient the structure was for fans. “As for the actual operation, it seems to me that this will be a fantastic stadium, as it offers an excellent view of the field from every possible angle. Even from the top row, game play should be clearly visible, so that every one in the stands will feel as close to the action as they could want. The area itself is compact, with everything conveniently laid out, and all the requisite measures taken for safety and parking,” announced F.I.F.A.’s Competitions Director, Colin Smith.
This Sunday, the delegation landed in Kaliningrad, which became the fifth stop on their tour of inspections.
There they confirmed that the construction is proceeding according to schedule, with approximately 40% functionality. At present, work has been fully completed on the major support structures of the stadium, including the metal frame of the building. Currently under assembly is a 750-ton crane, which means that very soon – before the winter weather sets in – we should see a roof on the stadium.
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