Pitch marking is being applied on the lawn of the Luzhniki Stadium. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin.
According to Khusnullin, the marking is made according to certain FIFA requirements and depends on the size of the field and the football goal post size.
"The pitch is equipped with the most modern drainage and heating systems," the Moscow Mayor's Office media service reports. "FIFA has high-level quality standards of football turf pitch."
The pitch dimensions of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ main arena are 105m long x 68m wide. The width of any marking line strictly corresponds to the regulations, and the curved lines are applied with 100% accuracy.
The head of the construction complex noted that the lines were applied with a marking machine using a special BAUFAN white paint for marking sports grounds. The marking is applied strictly in the direction of mowing the lawn.
"Before the matches marking will be applied twice - in both directions," added Khusnullin.
The field of the renovated Luzhniki Stadium can be used at any time of the year thanks to the installed pitch heating system. It allows you to artificially increase the temperature of the surface and the base, so the game characteristics of the field will remain the same even in winter at a temperature of minus 15 degrees.
In a year the arena will take the opening match, one of the semifinals and the World Cup finals.