The football and recreation park in Samara

The football and recreation park
in Samara
The Kuybyshev Square
(Chapayevskaya St, 184)
The Kuybyshev Square (Ploshchad Kuybysheva) is the largest square in Europe and one of Samara's main sights. In the advance of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, this great space was improved, decorated with illumination and had new trees planted. This place regularly hosts parades, city holidays, sport competitions, fairs, exhibitions and cultural events. There are green squares around the square, which includes the beautiful building of the Samara Opera and Ballet Academy Theatre. One can get to the Kuybyshev Square (Ploshchad Kuybysheva) on the trams number 3, 5, 20 and 22 and on the bus number 24. The bus stop is right across the street from the opera theatre entrance. There is another bus stop (for buses number 2, 23, 34, 41 and 47) located at a 3-minute walking distance from the square.
Address: The 62nd Army's Embankment
Open hours: from 12:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Iván Córdoba
The famous Colombia national team defender Iván Córdoba, who spent most of his career playing for the Inter Milan from 2000 to 2012, will be an honoured guest of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Park in Saransk. During his time with Inter, he entered the pitch over 300 times and scored 15 goals. Córdoba joined the Colombia national team for the first time in 1997. During his career with the national team, he played in 73 matches and scored 5 goals, one of which secured the Colombian victory in the 2001 Copa América.
Iván Córdoba
The famous Colombia national team defender Iván Córdoba, who spent most of his career playing for the Inter Milan from 2000 to 2012, will be an honoured guest of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Park in Saransk. During his time with Inter, he entered the pitch over 300 times and scored 15 goals. Córdoba joined the Colombia national team for the first time in 1997. During his career with the national team, he played in 73 matches and scored 5 goals, one of which secured the Colombian victory in the 2001 Copa América.
The football and recreation park in Samara: how it happened
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