|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Construction||2014 - 26/11/2017|
|Cost||RUB 16.37 billion|
|Design||PI Arena, GMP Architekten|
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.
New stadium: Volgograd ready for the 2018 World Cup
In all sincerity, it's one of our favourite stadiums of the World Cup. Almost unchanged despite cost-cutting, delivered with disciplined time frame and budget, beautifully located. Sure, not flawless, but Volgograd Arena is ready to amaze visitors!
Russia 2018: Is Volgograd Arena cracking already?
After the first test game in Volgograd a nationwide scandal broke out in Russia. How can a new stadium be cracking already? Well, it can, as the contractor assures about its safety.
Russia 2018: Volgograd stadium approved for use
Later than expected, but soon enough to carry out the required 3 test games before FIFA takes over. The amazing new stadium in Volgograd has received the green light for use.
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.
Russia 2018: Volgograd nearing the finish line
The stadium itself is almost complete, with very little yet to be done. Around it roughly 10% of the area needs more work. Meanwhile Volgograd Arena received positive evaluation from Glavkozekspertiza.
Russia 2018: See the big lift in Volgograd as it happened
It was one of the largest and most complex operations of its kind. Took a whole lot of time, but once it ended, the outcome is truly astonishing!
Russia 2018: Big lift about to commence in Volgograd
It's one of only two cable roofs of the Russian World Cup and the only one still waiting to be lifted. 88 hydraulic jacks are already waiting to begin the operation.
Russia 2018: Stands in Volgograd built in half a year!
In late 2015 they only had the foundation slab. Now, after just over 6 months, the stands able to hold 45,000 people are already in place. Time for other parts of the project to grow.
New construction: The last World Cup build is here
From today onwards we’ll be showing you all of the 2018 World Cup construction sites. Volgograd’s steel-bound arena comes last, courtesy of the general contractor.