Confederations Cup 2017 guest reception headquarters launches in Sochi

In preparation for the reception of the Confederations Cup participants and spectators, the authorities of Sochi tried to take into account the experience of receiving foreign guests at the 2014 Olympic Games
15 June

The city headquarters for holding the Confederations Cup 2017 events started its operation in Sochi. As the deputy head of Sochi, Anatoly Rykov, reported that services, trade, accommodation of guests, fans transport services and interaction with law enforcement agencies to ensure security are all in the area of the city authorities attention.

"We prepared 73 basic guest routes and hope that the guests of the tournament will appreciate the cleanliness and comfort of these streets, squares, parks and embankments," said Rykov. "All of them are under special control, we are waiting for the fans and we've been meticulously preparing for their arrival. The urban infrastructure is ready for a comfortable reception of guests."

According to the city hall representative, during the preparation for the reception of Confederations Cup participants and spectators, the authorities of Sochi tried to take into account the experience of receiving foreign guests at the 2014 Olympic Games. On the hospitality routes in the days of the tournament there will be 132 banking offices, 1073 ATMs and 13155 POS-terminals. "Spending money in Sochi will be convenient, any payment systems can be used even by foreign guests," said the vice-mayor of the resort.

To ensure the smooth operation of all infrastructure systems of the city, all utilities and city services responsible for maintaining the sanitary order on the streets and public roads have been transferred to a intensified 24 hour mode of operation.

If necessary, Sochi doctors are ready to help. A reserve of medicines and donor blood was created in hospitals. In total, 780 medical workers of seven medical organizations are involved in the medical provision of the Confederations Cup matches in Sochi.

Additional teams of Cossacks were assigned to help the Sochi police, they will patrol the streets and places of congregation of football fans. The mayor's office in Sochi advises fans to call the city headquarters 8 (938) 527 20 17 on all emerging issues. Calls are accepted daily from 9.00 to 18.00 Moscow time. The day before the match, the headquarters will work from 9.00 to 22.00 Moscow time, the day of the match - up to midnight Moscow time.

The Fisht Stadium on June 19 will host the game between the national teams of Australia and Germany, on June 21 the Mexicans will play against the New Zealanders, on June 25 the teams of Germany and Cameroon will go head to head. On June 29 one of the semi-finals will take place in Sochi.