Centre of registration and issuance of passports of fans in St. Petersburg

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SAMARA, 19 Dec. /TASS/. Centre of registration and issuance of passports of fans (ID Fan) of the football world Cup started on Tuesday in Samara. The first ID Fan in the region was issued by the 26-year-old “superbalita” Elizabeth Ivanovoy, reported in a press-service of the Ministry of physical culture and sports of the Samara region.

“Honored veteran and a player of PFC “Krylia Sovetov” Anton Bober presented a “super fan” of the host city of Elizabeth the first Ivanovoy Samara spectator at the opening ceremony of the center of registration and issue of ID Fan. Additional issuance will also take place at the stadium “Samara-arena”, – said the press service.

According to Lanovoy, she attended the matches of the confederations Cup, and was issued a passport fan yourself. She shared with reporters that he plans to attend the matches not only in Samara, but in the other cities .

According to regional authorities, the centre in Samara is currently the biggest in the country. “We managed just in time and without any difficulties to prepare and open the biggest at the moment of issuing the Fan ID. Samara will host one of the most important matches – the game of national teams of Russia and Uruguay, but will we be ready and happy to meet all the fans who come to our city”, – said at the opening ceremony, acting Deputy Chairman of the government of Samara region, head of Department of information technologies and communications of the region Stanislav Kazarin.

“We expect many fans from other regions of Russia and other countries. In Samara will operate one of the largest of the fan zones of the 2018 world Cup, together with his colleagues will do everything so that all football fans feel comfortable and enjoyed the tournament,” – said the acting Minister of sports of the Samara region Dmitry shlyahtin.

The registration and issuing the Fan ID on Tuesday, was also opened in Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-don. Passport of fan – personalized map viewer, which is part of the identification system for football fans and is issued for a comfortable and safe stay of spectators at League matches. This card should be given to each audience who buys tickets for football matches of the 2018 world Cup. Passport of fan is nominal, issued free of charge, once for all games and is a laminated form.