Russia 2018: Volgograd Nearing the Finish Line

Photo credit: Stroytransgaz.

The new stadium in Volgograd is in the last few weeks of preparations. Low current electric installation works are still ongoing. The installation involves installing lights and sockets in 2,000 rooms across the complex.

In the upcoming weeks, the under-soil heating will be installed, to keep the field in good condition throughout late winter and into spring for the 2018 World Cup games

Significant work is yet to be done around the stadium. Pathways leading fans to the pentagonal ramp – surrounding all stands – need to be created and a significant amount of landscaping is left for March, when grass and shrubs can grow better.

The general contractor, Stroytransgaz, confirmed that the stadium received a positive evaluation from federal body, Glavkozekspertiza, keeping track of major projects in terms of compliance with regulations and documentation.

The new Volgograd stadium will hold 45,000 people once opened later this year. During the 2018 World Cup it will host four group games, later becoming the home of FK Rotor Volgograd.