Nizhny Novgorod authorities will study the stadium management experience in the French cities of Marseille and Lille, and apply it to the Nizhny Novgorod stadium, which is going to host football matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Nizhny Novgorod Region Deputy Governor Dmitry Svatkovsky said.
According to Svatkovsky, during 2016 the Government is going to determine the future of the Nizhny Novgorod stadium after the World Cup. "This year together with a very serious team we will visit to the EUFA Euro in France. We will examine all the stadiums, but in our opinion, the stadiums in Marseille and Lille match our needs, interests and decisions the best. There the facilities were being built for the championships, and we'll see how they will be managed after 2016,” he said.
Svatkovsky said that the stadium is a grand sports facility, which requires professional management. The team is being assembled in Nizhny Novgorod that is currently being trained, studies the practice – the way other stadiums are managed. According to Svatkovsky, in particular, they have already learned about the management experience of Kazan and Moscow stadiums.
Svatkovsky added that the stadium must be rented for at least 300 days per year and host not only matches of the local football team, but also the events that will take place in the territory of Nizhny Novgorod: festivals, exhibitions, concerts.