Preparations for reconstruction of 2018 World Cup training venues begin in Kaliningrad

Contractors for reconstruction of "Lokomotiv" and "Pioner" stadiums was determined
25 July 2016

Preparatory work for reconstruction of the training venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to Head of the agency for preparation of the Kaliiningrad region for the World Cup Zalina Ibragimova.

"Design and survey works were carried out, contractors for reconstruction of the training grounds at the “Lokomotiv" and "Pioner" stadiums were determined. We received permission for construction. The commission date – 2017. Administration of Kaliningrad is in control of the operation,” she said.

She noted that design and survey works are carried out at the site of the "Selma" stadium. Construction is planned to begin next year.

The project includes reconstruction of the existing football fields with natural grass with a warm-up zone around their perimeter; bleachers for 500 people will be built as well as the necessary infrastructure.


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