Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg Mayor Roizman opposes Central Stadium renovation

On Tuesday, Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman stated his opposition to renovate Central Stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Roizman said the existing Central Stadium structure should be demolished and a new stadium be erected in order to save municipal dollars. Current estimates show that the city government's plan to revamp Central Stadium to prepare it for the 2018 World Cup will cost approximately $380 million. Roizman said building a new stadium would cost less, The Moscow Times reports.

The committee responsible for designing the enhancements to Central Stadium argues that the existing Central Stadium is a landmark in Yekaterinburg, and it should remain recognizable.

Roizman plans to meet with Sverdlovsk regional Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev to discuss his concerns regarding the renovation of Central Stadium, according to The Moscow Times.