Sergei Kamin, director of the construction, chairman of the primary contractor company Stroytransgaz, told Welcome2018 that Volgograd stadium vertical structure assembly to begin within the week. He added that two thirds of the concrete foundation has been filled and that the build was progressing on schedule.
The stadium is expected to be named Arena-Pobeda (Victory Arena). FIFA has not yet approved the name.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.
World Cup 2018 games will be hosted in 11 cities of Russia from 14 June to 15 July: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don. Six games of the tournament will be held in Kazan: four group stage matches, one 1/8 match and one quarterfinal game.