Project of football stadium for 45 000 places was presented to members of FIFA inspection commission

18 August 2010, Wednesday

The project of football stadium for 45 000 places that is to be built in Kazan by Universiade 2013 has been presented to members of FIFA inspection commission.

FIFA commission arrived in Kazan in order to assess facilities of the city for hosting World football championship 2018/22 in case Russia wins the right for conducting this sport event. FIFA commission has already visited Moscow and St. Petersburg and is going to head for Sochi.

The project was presented by specialist of «Populous» company Deimon Lavelle and architect from Switzerland Tim Hupe. Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, RT Minister of youth affairs, sport and tourism Rafis Burganov, Director General of Executive directorate of XXVII World summer universiade 2013 Vladimir Leonov attended presentation.

Guests were told that the stadium was designed in compliance with all requirements of FIFA. The complex will contain playing zone, stands for the press, buildings for sport teams and all necessary facilities for proper functioning of the object.

FIFA officials were interested in transport scheme of the city - routes from international airport “Kazan”, automobile roads and development of Kazan underground. Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin informed that by the end of 2013 underground line will be located close to football stadium.

Later members of FIFA commission went to the football stadium “Olymp” (Kazan state technical university, Chistopolskaya st.) to take part in solemn opening ceremony.

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