Kazan Arena (Stadion Sawinowo, Stadion Rubina Kazań)
|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Construction||2010 - 2013|
|Cost||$ 450 mln|
Description: Kazan Arena
New stadium for Rubin Kazan is built in eastern district of Savinovo, facing a dense residential estate to the west and river Kazanka to the east. Its construction was triggered by Kazan winning the bid to host 2013 Universiade, which later made getting on the list of 2018 World Cup venues easier.
Started in 2010, the construction was expected to end in late 2012, but a significant delay caused it not to be ready by the Universiade at all. Current plan envisages making the stadium operable for the event, but finished only afterwards.
Designed by Populous in 2009 it was subject to controversy due to similarity with earlier work of the office, scrapped national stadium of Northern Ireland. The bowl was thus lowered on both ends, making its shape more dynamic. Western façade will have a giant screen incorporated into it, while eastern will be covered with glass. Inside the double-tiered stands have rather uncommon layout, determined partly by the 8 roof supports in corners.
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Russia: Rubin barred from their stadium again
Kazan Arena was expected to boost Rubin Kazan’s profile in European football. Instead, the team played only 8 games there in 2 years! And they’re banned again until 2016.
Russia 2018: „Our stadiums aren’t more expensive”. But they are…
General director of Sports In, company running 7 projects for the 2018 World Cup, argues Russian stadia aren’t more expensive than in other countries. But he presented the public with manipulated data to make his case.
Russia 2018: Sports Minister slams delayed stadia
Despite very generous funding, Russian World Cup stadiums suffer from very severe setbacks. Sports Minister admits there’s trouble in every region. Unless all projects get under construction this year, heads will roll.
Russia 2018: Stadium prices to inflate further?
The Russian Sports Ministry suggests to cancel all financial audits for 2018 World Cup stadiums. This is expected to increase work pace on delayed stadiums. But this might increase costs further, while they already highly exceed earlier estimations.
Nomination: Kazan Arena
First large events already held, more to come. But the new stadium for Rubin Kazan already ironically isn’t ready to host games of Rubin Kazan. Even if temporarily without large events, it’s still a city within the city!
New stadium: Kazan Arena
The last stadium we lacked in our database ahead of Stadium of the Year selection has finally landed! It may be much, much, much more expensive than initially planned, but it's still quite impressive!
2018 World Cup: Last seven stadiums to go under construction
While works in Kazan are done and finishing in Sochi, most projects for the 2018 World Cup still only exist on paper. This is to change now, as contract to build all seven remaining has been granted to FGUP Sport-inzhiniring.
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