Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Construction||12/2014 - 25/12/2017|
|Cost||RUB 17.9 billion|
Description: Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Final concept of the Nizhny Novgorod retains the location set in 2012, in western district of Strelka, picturesquely set along Volga, but in need of revitalization before the 2018 World Cup.
Visually, however, the plan saw a lot of changes since the adoption of this location in 2012. Concrete outer concrete colonnade will be contrasted with visually lightweight whirlpool-shaped glass wrap. Similarly to the wrap, access routes to the stadium are also to be spirally encircling the entire venue.
Seating layout has been divided into two tiers – lower one forming a sunken bowl of modest size and upper, much larger and more dynamic with its 'la ola' motive. The upper tier is to be cut along the pitch, leaving room for two levels of skyboxes.
The entire project was set at nearly 17 billion in late 2014, while Stroytransgaz was selected to deliver the stadium. Within 36 months (ending half a year before the 2018 World Cup) the construction giant is expected to finish the project.
Russia: Scandals surrounding Nizhny Novgorod stadium
Main engineer of the stadium arrested over supposed corruption just a week ago. And now it turns out the fire safety system hasn't been operational since before the 2018 World Cup! It was serviced manually during the FIFA tournament.
Russia 2018: Medical centre coming up for Nizhny Novgorod stadium
Later this year the massive stadium in Nizhny Novgorod's Strelka district will get its first non-sporting facilities. Subject to public vote, a 3,000-square-meter medical centre is planned.
New stadium: The whirlpool of Nizhny Novgorod
The concept behind it is fascinating. Due to cost-cutting it wasn't implemented as planned, but still the new Nizhny Novgorod stadium is one-of-a-kind. Now the question is: will it generate enough revenue?
Russia 2018: Did authorities ask for free labour in Nizhny Novgorod?
Sports complexes around Nizhny Novgorod received a letter asking them to offer workers for urgent works at the N. Novgorod stadium. The work would not be paid for. Now authorities claim it was inaccurate.
Russia 2018: Nizhny Novgorod ready for play
It may have come 3 months later than expected, but it did come eventually. Stadion Nizhny Novgorod received the green light and opening game is just 2 months away.
Russia 2018: Ministry demands billions for missed deadlines
Russian Ministry of Sport demands over RUB 1 billion ($17.5 million) in penalties from Stroytransgaz, general contractor of stadiums in Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd. The company considers both claims baseless.
Nizhny Novgorod: Stadium to get out of the red 7 years after World Cup?
There's no chance for recouping the construction cost, but new 2018 World Cup venue in Nizhny Novgorod could become self-sustainable financially within 5-7 years after the tournament. At least according to the governor.
Russia 2018: Fire erupts at Nizhny Novgorod stadium
It looked really seriously as clouds of black smoke dominated Nizhny Novgorod's skyline. Thankfully, the fire is now extinguished and works should not suffer from any significant delays.
Russia 2018: Nizhny Novgorod stands covered
It may be just 60% of the whole roof, but all of the auditorium is now covered in Nizhny Novgorod. Polycarbonate panels in three colours form a whirlpool layout, but does it look good? Judge yourselves.
Russia 2018: Death and design change in Nizhny Novgorod
Unfortunately we have confirmation of a worker's death in Nizhny Novgorod. What's also confirmed is a very significant design change and continuous delay at the construction site.
Russia 2018: The amazing roof in Nizhny Novgorod
With almost 10,000 tons even before the polycarbonate cladding is laid, the roof of Stadion Nizhny Novgorod will be among the most impressive out of all 2018 World Cup venues.
Russia 2018: Nizhny Novgorod needs to speed up, more workers
With less than a year left before the Russian World Cup, authorities in Nizhny Novgorod decided to employ 500 more workers at the stadium construction site. Otherwise it might be late or of insufficient quality.