The construction of the stadium in Volgograd

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VOLGOGRAD, October 6. /Offset. TASS Igor Kalenić/. Impetus to the development of Volgograd in all areas will give the holding in the summer of 2018 in the city of matches of the world Cup, his legacy need to use it to the full. On Friday in an interview with TASS said the Chairman of the interim Commission of the Federation Council on preparation and holding of the 2018 world Cup Andrey Kutepov.

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“It is impossible to miss this moment [holding the 2018 world Cup]. In 1980 we had the Olympics, how we long remembered, the world Cup provides the same opportunity . How much Federal attention to Volgograd, it’s not just a stadium, it applies to roads and infrastructure, right down to the piping. A completely different life, such impetus was given to the city, and they should use it to use the most,” said Kutepov.

“In Volgograd football have at the genetic level, not in each city after such bloody battles that took place in 1942, a few months passed football matches. Everything here is mortgaged to football developed, he added.

“We know from international experience that after big sporting events a certain decline. Our country was lucky – we had the Olympics [in Sochi], we were in four cities of the confederations Cup in football. You need to use this unique moment to engage young people in sport. Only children can use, it is necessary to promote football and other sports among children, to have all the fields built for the championship,” said Kutepov.

Members of the interim Commission of the Federation Council on preparation and holding of the 2018 world Cup have previously visited five cities-organizers of the 2018 world Cup, Volgograd – sixth. In the city on the Volga they will be familiar with the construction of the main stadium – “Volgograd-the Arena, will visit the clinical hospital №25, which will be the main medical facility during the tournament will visit other infrastructure for the 2018 world Cup.

The 2018 world Cup will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Volgograd from June 14 to July 15. In Volgograd will host four matches of the group stage of the world championship.