The construction of the stadium in Samara

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SAMARA, may 19. /Offset. TASS Alexei Sokolov/. Work on the construction of the stadium for the world Cup 2018 in Samara was still on schedule. This was reported to journalists by the first Deputy Minister of construction and housing and communal services of the Russian Federation Leonid Stavitskiy on the visit to the construction site.

Information about the slippage in the construction of football stadium in Samara appeared in may 2016. In March 2017, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Vitaly Mutko said that the construction of the stadium should be back on schedule by the summer.

“Given that the Samara stadium is unique in design and architectural decision was a lot of work. Despite some difficulties, I think today there are all grounds to say that the work included in the schedule. Samara and all Russia will get is a beautiful stadium,” – said Stavitskiy .

He added that 93% of the performed works on installation of reinforced concrete structures, installation of internal partitions – 80%. The water supply system are more than 70%, and the heating system is 100%. The builders are also fully glazed first floor second to fourth floors, 91%.

Metal dome stadium gathered with the help of six cranes, installation is scheduled for completion in June. The works involved almost 2.3 thousand builders and 148 units, and the overall readiness of the stadium is about 65%.

The stadium, resembling a flying saucer

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 matches of the world Cup will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don. The stadium in Samara will take six League matches: four matches in the group stage match of the 1/8 finals and the quarterfinals.

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