Volgograd arena foundation works to be completed in early October

Metal framework for pillars is currently being erected at the build site
Share 14 September 2015

The foundation for the Volgograd stadium which will host World Cup 2018 will be finished in early October, according to a statement issued by the primary contractor.

The construction crew is currently building the framework for the pillars, which will soon be filled with 5 to 40 cubic metres of concrete. A total of 80 reinforced concrete load-bearing pillars, each around 8 metres high, will be erected to support the first floor of the arena.

The total volume of concrete to be used on monolithic construction is estimated at 70,000 cubic metres

A representative of the primary contractor noted: “Construction of armoured concrete floors and walls will begin after the first floor pillars are finished. The total volume of concrete to be used on monolithic construction is estimated at 70,000 cubic metres; capital works will be done by May 2016”.

The construction of the stadium continues round the clock. The road map of the Volgograd World Cup preparation includes 72 events which concern transport, hospitality and utility infrastructure. The main focal point is the 45,000 seat stadium, which is being erected instead of the demolished Central stadium between Mamayev Kurgan and Volga River’s right bank. The construction site spans over 20 hectares.

Governor of Volgograd region Andrei Bocharov said 3 June that the stadium will become the home field of the Rotor-Volgograd football club after the World Cup 2018 is over.