Luzhniki

Updated: 29.03.2017

Target capacity81 006
Capacity before works78 360
Country Russia
CityMoscow
Clubs-
CategoryConstruction in progress
Tournament World Cup 2018
Construction 2013-2017
Cost RUB 19 billion
Design time 2013

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Description: Luzhniki

November saw the official beginning of old stands demolition, making way for the creation of new ones. The task may seem easy as the roof and façades are already done, but that's the challenge. With all of the external structure to be left intact, contractors won't be able to use tower cranes, only mobile ones. And the work inside is to include all of the stands rebuilt, because only foundations and some base elements are to be left from the current ones.

New stands will have a completely different layout than current ones. Instead of one large tier two smaller ones will be created with a narrow corporate balcony between them. No athletic track will be retained, the stadium will become football-only.

Capacity will grow from 78,000 to 81,000 as the stands will also grow taller atop five floors of usable space, but that number is still a decrease compared to original plans to have 90,000 people inside. In the currently planned number 63,956 people will be seated on regular seats. VIP spectators will take 1,700 seats, VVIP another 300, corporate clients - 6,480, the press – 6,360 (to fall after the 2018 tournament), while disabled fans will have 292 allocations.

To protect the stands moved closer to the field, roof structure will be expanded. Not only will it gain new translucent segments, but also a massive giant screen will be installed throughout the circular truss, showing images both inside and outside of the truss and assuring everyone will have unobstructed view of the footage.

Initially estimated at RUB 25 billion, the tender value was set at RUB 20 billion, later decreased further to 19 billion. This amount will be paid to the general contractor who will be required to deliver all works within 42 months of entrance to the site. This meant the redeveloped national stadium of Russia would have been ready no sooner than in the 2nd half of 2017. However, the contractor decided to deliver works as fast as possible, managing to secure a 2016 deadline!

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