The construction of the stadium “Samara-arena”

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SAMARA, August 25. /TASS/. The stadium in Samara, which is being built for the FIFA world Cup in 2018, it is planned to transfer to the customer in February next year. This was at the end of the meeting in Samara, told journalists the Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko.

“The month of February, I think, is the final deadline when we will complete the contract, close it and give the stadium to the customer. In addition to the stadium, there will be a huge work on creation of temporary infrastructure. We expect that in may the stadium should be handed over to the organizing Committee [of the tournament],” said Deputy Prime Minister .

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As stressed Mutko, construction works at the Samara stadium should be completed before the end of 2017. After delivery to the customer in the spring of 2018 in the arena must pass at least three of the test match.

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. The design of the stadium reflects the image of the city as Samara aviation and space technology. The facility will be the spherical dome with a height of up to 60 meters with a cutout in the center, resembling a flying saucer.

The stadium in Samara will take six world Cup matches – four in the group stage, including one game against Russia, as well as the meeting of the 1/8 finals and the quarterfinals.