Volgograd Arena

Updated: 17.08.2017

Target capacity45 568
Country Russia
CityVolgograd
ClubsRotor
CategoryConstruction in progress
Tournament World Cup 2018
Construction 2014 - 26/11/2017
Cost RUB 16.37 billion
Design PI Arena, GMP Architekten
Design time 2013
Contractor Stroytransgaz

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Description: Volgograd Arena

The final concept of new Volgograd stadium envisions, just like all previous schemes, complete reconstruction of the old Rotor stadium beside the majestic Volga river. Created by GMP Architekten, the initial design was later changed several times, but retained the main aesthetic feature, facades resembling wicker. Contrary to other stadia using this theme, like Warsaw’s Narodowy, this building will have steel beams creating the impression of basketwork.

General contractor Stroitransgaz moved to the site in late 2014, running demolition, excavation and creating the foundation slab in 2015. Early works were delivered ahead of schedule, resulting in fast progress also in 2016. This is when all of the 115,000 m3 of the monolithic concrete structure should be ready, accompanied by installation of the roof and facades. 2017 should see the stadium largely prepared for installations, masonry and furnishings, with delivery planned for November.

The outcome will be the region’s largest sports facility, be it in terms of capacity (45,000) or surface (built on 20.22 hectares with total floor space of 123,000 m2). The building will rise to reach 49.5 meters, much more than the old structure, allowing it to stand out in the landscape even if still overshadowed by the massive Motherland monument in the distance.

While it’s being built for the FIFA World Cup in 2018, the new Volgograd stadium will be used in the long term by Rotor Volgograd. It’s also hoped that – thanks to secondary functions – the building will attract visitors on a daily basis.

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