Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Russia to spend $5.3 million for plumbing upgrade to Yekaterinburg's Central Stadium

Yekaterinburg's Central Stadium will receive a $5.3 million upgrade to its plumbing system in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The state-of-the-art plumbing system was presented to a delegation from the Russian state government on Wednesday by Yekaterinburg Minister of Physical Culture, Sport and Youth Policy Leonid Rapoport, ITAR-TASS reports.

"Today I showed the project to colleagues from the federal government," Rapoport said, according to ITAR-TASS. "It was assessed positively. We plan to build for the World Cup a new water line [at a] length of [2,952 feet]. Total cost of the project is about [$5.3 million]. Due to its construction from the federal and regional budgets."

Yekaterinburg's Central Stadium is one of 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities to hold World Cup 2018 events. The opening ceremony will be held in Moscow, with other matches held in St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novogord, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.