Luzhniki stadium to be equipped with high speed Wi-Fi

Attendees will be able to go online via tablets and mobile phones
07 August 2015
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Luzhniki stadium, currently under renovation

After the renovation the Luzhniki stadium will have a free public Wi-Fi network, designed to accommodate for the high density of users. Andrei Bochkarev, head of Moscow’s construction department, said: “When developing the Wi-Fi network for the Luzhniki stadium the high density factor is taken into consideration – after the reconstruction the stadium’s capacity will be 81 thousand people.” He added that both mobile phones and tables will be able to use the network.

The construction department based its planning on international practices. Experience shows that around 20% of arena attendees use Wi-Fi, up to 30% depending on capacity. Thus the department decided to make the Luzhniki Wi-Fi network capable of servicing 30 thousand users.

The Luzhniki Grand Arena Stadium reconstruction began in 2014. Most of the work is expected to be finished by the end of 2016, ahead of schedule. In 2017 the first competitions will be held on the renovated arena. The seating geometry will change – seats will be moved closed to the football field, and the number of entrances will increase from 13 to 16. During the World Cup the Luzhniki stadium will host the main events: opening game, one of the semifinals and the final match.