Samara Arena will hold four matches of the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, including a game of the Russian national team, as well as the ⅛ and ¼ finals.
The facade of the future stadium is a transparent dome that will make the arena look like an object from space. The project is symbolic for Samara, a city that plays an important role in the world history of space exploration.
The dome of the stadium consists of 32 radial consoles, each in turn includes three mounting blocks. One console weighs 277 tons. All the consoles are mounted on pyramidal supports with a height of 21.4 metres.
The consoles form the surface of a partial sphere with a diameter of 612 m. This design is unique in accordance with the Urban Planning Code of the Russian Federation, since it has a cantilever part over 90m.
According to the project, over 13 thousand tons of rolled metal was used for the assembly of steel structures of the main stadium cover. The roof area is more than 76 thousand square meters, which is comparable with more than ten football fields.
The construction of the stadium will be completed in December 2017.
After the World Championship, the stadium will become the home arena FC Krylia Sovetov.
A fitness center, a dance school, an entertainment center, restaurants, a fan zone and other facilities are expected to open on the premises of the stadium. The stadium will be used for athletic competitions of various levels, concerts, performances and exhibitions.
- Samara Oblast, 443072