Saturday, August 19, 2017

Yekaterinburg to build new stadium for 2018 World Cup

Yekaterinburg will build a new stadium for the World Cup 2018.

The Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko made the announcement at the opening of the "Sport 2013" International Exhibition, Mir96.ru reports.

Mutko said that four Russian cities would be building new modern sports facilities. Novgorod and Vogograd erected their stadiums on the site of old arenas. Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg will build their stadiums on new sites.

The design of each stadium will follow the characteristics of the cities themselves, as well as the plot of land on which it is built. Each will be unique in its own way, Mutko said, Mir96.ru reports.

The government has not yet chosen which company will carry out the constructions, though the chosen company will have to have had experience working on world-class stadiums.

Mutko said that he would like to have the concepts and design solutions for the stadiums by April and that a competition will be held at the beginning of next year to decide on the final company. He also said that in addition to the stadium, practice fields and a base will have to be built.