Otkritie Arena (Stadion Spartak)
|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Construction||10.2010 - 2014|
|Cost||340 mln $|
|Design||AIKOM Russia Ltd (S. Bailey, P. Feoktistov, M. Yudin), Dexter Moren Associates|
Stadium of the Year Public Vote: 3. Otkritie Arena
Amazing support from throughout Russia and support from foreigners earned Otkritie Arena the well-deserved third place. Congratulations!
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.
New stadium: Otkritie Arena opened by Putin
The third stadium for Russia’s 2018 World Cup is ready. It’s also the very single one not financed by taxpayers. Starting September Otkritie Arena will become the first ever home for Spartak.
Russia 2018: Better late than over budget?
Russian Ministry of Economic Development refused to accept a notion by the Sports Ministry to skip financial audits in order to speed up World Cup stadiums progress. Report by Saint Petersburg Times.
Moscow: Ukrainian crisis to affect Otkritie Arena's opening?
Already in July Russia's largest private stadium is to be opened. And though owner Leonid Fedun assures he still plans to welcome „Soviet derby” rivals Dynamo Kyiv, Ukrainians aren't keen on coming.
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.
Moscow: Spartak’s stadium more expensive, but on time
Not $340m, but $430m – this is the updated price tag on Otkritie Arena, the first modern stadium to open in Moscow since Lokomotiv changed venues in 2002. Work is on schedule and opening should take place in the summer of 2014.
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.
Moscow: Spartak signs „Otkritie Arena” deal
The club announced signing of naming rights deal with financial firm Otkritie. The lucrative agreement is to bring Spartak €30 million over the period of 6 years.
Moscow: Spartak stadium colour affair
Instead of recognized red-white paintwork a blue-white mood for the new Spartak stadium was announced by Kommersant today. Except that blue-white is the colour scheme of Dynamo, Spartak’s bitter rivals. No wonder club owner himself decided to take a stand.
Moscow: Worker falls to his death at Spartak’s stadium
With more and more works done at significant heights, risk is growing as well. Unfortunately, tragic accident happened at the Tushino construction site in Moscow today.
Moscow: Construction at Spartak going well
Good news continue for Moscow’s Spartak stadium. The construction site received positive notes from Stroinadzor, the construction supervision body. This comes just two days after FIFA selected the ground for 2018 World Cup.