Stadium, Nizhniy Novgorod

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MOSCOW, October 5. /Offset. TASS Oleg Koshelev/. The fire at the stadium “Nizhny Novgorod”, which is being built for the world Cup in 2018, was quickly extinguished. About TASS reported the press service of the company “Stroytransgaz”, which acts as a General contractor during the construction of the arena.

“At 16:30 in the sector And in carrying out the welding work in the commentary booth caught fire. From a spark ignited the polystyrene on the floor, which, in turn, gave a strong smoke. Local the fire was quickly eliminated with the help of fire extinguishers. There are on duty round the clock fire brigade, but they didn’t even have to draw,” – said the press service of the contractor.

“There were no injuries at construction time the incident will not affect”, – said the interlocutor of the TASS.

Stadium “Nizhny Novgorod” is built on the confluence of the Oka and the Volga, near the historical centre of the city. The arena’s capacity is 45 thousand seats, due in December 2017. There will be six world Cup matches, including games of 1/8 and 1/4 finals.