St. Petersburg’s 2018 World Cup arena gets protective roof plating

The arena has a two-part retractable roof with a clear waterproof membrane that lets natural light through
Share 25 October 2016
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Construction site of the St. Petersburg stadium
The bulk of the work has been completed on the membrane plating of the roof of St. Petersburg’s stadium, being built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, welcome2018.com was told by the press office of the project’s subcontractor, SMU Front Engineering.

The stadium on Krestovsky Island will be the only one in Europe to have a retractable roof covered with an ETFE membrane, which is a transparent watertight film that does not obstruct natural light, according to the press spokesman.

"The ETFE membrane roof coating completes the thermal circuit,” the spokesman added. “It is a key part of getting the venue ready for delivery by the end of 2016."