During the procedure, seeding of the lawn at the stadium “Rostov-arena”

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 21. /TASS/. The first match under construction for the FIFA world Cup 2018 “Rostov – Arena” will be held in November with the participation of the national team, the club of the Russian football Premier League “Rostov” will play at the new stadium three matches next spring. Plans arena operations, told journalists the Minister of sports of the Rostov region Samvel Arakelyan.

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Earlier, Eldar Dadashov, Vice-President of “Crocus”, serving as a contractor in the arena in Rostov-on-don, reported that in November the facility will be transferred to “Rostov” which will play home games at the new stadium before the end of the season 2017/18.

“Most likely, the first three test match next year will be the games of the championship of Russia with “Rostov” . This option is now worked out with the club and the League. The Governor has set the task to the first match in the arena took place in November. It will be a match of Russian national team, but not “Rostov”, said Arakelyan.

The capacity of the new arena in Rostov-on-don is 45 thousand spectators. Construction budget – 18.5 billion rubles.