Nine training grounds, which are being built in the Krasnodar region for the teams participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, after the end of the tournament will be transferred to the ownership of municipalities, according to Vice-Governor of the Krasnodar region Nikolai Doluda.
"These training grounds are beautiful mini-stadiums,” Doluda said. “All first category, which means capacity of 500 or more seats, full facilities under the stands, looker rooms, massage rooms, conference rooms. All this will be built according to the FIFA requirements. We will build them, and after the event will give it to the municipalities. This will be our legacy," he added.
Nine grounds will be built in total - two in Gelendzhik and two in Anapa, one in Krasnodar and four in Sochi.
All training fields will have high-quality natural lawn in accordance with international standards; the fields will be equipped with press-centers with at least 100 seats, locker rooms and stands for at least 500 people. Open practices can be visited by fans and journalists.
Fields that will be used during the 2017 Confederations Cup in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi, should be put into operation by May 1, 2017, the sites for the 2018 World Cup – by May 1, 2018.