Stadion Yubileyniy Saransk
|Target capacity||44 000|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Cost||RUB 15 billion|
|Contractor||SDS - Upravlenie stroitelstva|
Description: Stadion Yubileyniy Saransk
The ground has been planned in a way to give the FIFA-required 40,000 capacity for 2018 World Cup. However, since the city doesn't need such a number in regular use, after the tournament highest rows will be dismantled and bring numbers to 28,000 seats. Empty space will be filled by a promenade with recreation and commercial spaces overlooking the pitch.
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.
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.
Russia: Works in Saransk to last until 2017?
It was one of the very first projects to see groundbreaking, but works didn't even last a year before the site was abandoned. Now a new construction tender is expected to resume works in early 2014, but the stadium won't be ready until FIFA's deadline of 2017.
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.