The construction of the stadium in Samara

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MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. Inspection visit of the International football Federation (FIFA) may allay fears about the timing of the construction of the stadium in Samara, which will host matches of the 2018 world Cup. Such opinion in conversation with journalists was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Vitaly Mutko .

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A joint delegation of representatives from FIFA and the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” will hold the sixth operating visit for the preparation of the world Cup stadiums. From 26 September to 5 October, the delegation will visit stadiums in eight host cities of the matches of the 2018 world Cup: Yekaterinburg, Samara, Saransk, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-don, Volgograd, Kaliningrad and Moscow (Luzhniki stadium).

“Of course, sounds today big trouble in the stadium in Samara. But I once again assured that all decisions we took and I hope that in November lay the lawn, and everything will be fine. But I invited them to visit him: maybe many doubts will vanish when they look to the stadium and see what is actually inside already are finishing work that we lingered a bit in the roof, but this is not surprising, because a complex project,” – said Mutko.

“In many cities of the state there are fears that some hotels will not be completed, but I asked them personally to see in Samara, Saransk. I have been there already, but they have a concern that hotels may not be ready, maybe we need to take care of and to make a replacement,” – said Mutko.

Arena, designed for 45 thousand spectators, is being built at the entrance to Samara close to the main highways leading towards the airport and tol’yatti. Earlier it was reported that the construction of the stadium is held with a lag. Stadium “Samara-arena” will host six League matches: four group stage match of the 1/8 finals and the quarterfinals.