Ekaterinburg to undergo massive reconstruction for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Repairs of cultural heritage sites are planned for 2017
01 October 2015
Donat Sorokin/TASS
View of the Church on Spilled Blood in Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg will undergo massive reconstruction for 2018 FIFA World Cup – 29 cultural sites will be restored for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Director of Ekaterinburg Center for protection and use of historical and cultural heritage of Leonid Genin told Welcome2018.com.

"We are currently preparing project documentation for repair works on elevation of 29 buildings, objects of cultural heritage. All these monuments are located on the guest routes built by the 2018 World Cup. We have inspected the buildings, conducted examination. The documents for the repair works will be ready in 2016," Genin said.

Repair works of the objects of cultural heritage is planned for 2017. "The so-called “guest” monuments of different levels are included in the program. They are generally located in the city center of Ekaterinburg, near the football training bases and the main arena that will host matches of the World Cup. We will also repair the objects standing on the road from the Koltsovo airport and the train station," he added.

Ekaterinburg will host four matches of the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.