Samara Arena

Updated: 11.01.2017

Target capacity44 807
Country Russia
CitySamara
ClubsKrylya Sovetov
CategoryConstruction in progress
Tournament World Cup 2018
Construction 07/2014 - 2017
Cost RUB 18.2 billion
Design TerrNIIgrazhdanproekt, GMP Architekten, AECOM
Design time 2013
Contractor PSO Kazan

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Description: Samara Arena

In Russia’s initial World Cup bid this stadium was supposed to sit on a remote Island south of Samara’s historical centre. Then a new location near the airport was contemplated, but eventually a clear site near the northern highway towards Moscow was selected. It facilitated foundation works and allowed to rationalize the budget.

Preparatory works on site were launched in early 2014 and the official groundbreaking took place on July 22. At that point excavation was already well advanced. By early 2016 the stadium should have first elements of its steel dome structure. Entire stadium should be delivered in late 2017.

Created by international team of architects and engineers, this stadium outgrows many other venues in terms of scale. Its dome should span across 330 meters and the futuristic spheroid-shaped roof earned it the nickname Cosmos Arena.

The vast roof will allow creation of over 150,000 square meters of floor space. The double-tiered stands should hold 45,000 people and provide extensive corporate structures throughout two continuous rings of premium seating.

This stadium was one of the first to go through design and financial evaluation. Initially planned to cost just under RUB 15 billion, it was scaled down to 13.2 billion in 2015, but is still subject to re-evaluation.

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