Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Cost||RUB 17.9 mld / bn|
|Construction||12.2014 - 23.03.2018|
Description: Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
New concept of the Nizhny Novgorod retains the location set in 2012, in western district of Strelka, picturesquely set along Volga, but currently deteriorated.
Visually, however, the plan sees a lot of changes. Despite no details of cladding being disclosed so far, the stadium is to be wrapped with whirlpool-alike surface, which in turn will be limited by an external colonnade. Similarly to the wrap, access routes to the stadium are also to be spirally encircling the entire venue.
Seating layout has been divided into two tiers – lower one forming a sunken bowl of modest size and upper, much larger and more dynamic with its 'la ola' motive. The upper tier is to be cut along the pitch, leaving room for two levels of skyboxes.
New stadium: The whirlpool of Nizhny Novgorod
The concept behind it is fascinating. Due to cost-cutting it wasn't implemented as planned, but still the new Nizhny Novgorod stadium is one-of-a-kind. Now the question is: will it generate enough revenue?
Russia 2018: Did authorities ask for free labour in Nizhny Novgorod?
Sports complexes around Nizhny Novgorod received a letter asking them to offer workers for urgent works at the N. Novgorod stadium. The work would not be paid for. Now authorities claim it was inaccurate.
Russia 2018: Nizhny Novgorod ready for play
It may have come 3 months later than expected, but it did come eventually. Stadion Nizhny Novgorod received the green light and opening game is just 2 months away.
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.
Nizhny Novgorod: Stadium to get out of the red 7 years after World Cup?
There's no chance for recouping the construction cost, but new 2018 World Cup venue in Nizhny Novgorod could become self-sustainable financially within 5-7 years after the tournament. At least according to the governor.
Russia 2018: Fire erupts at Nizhny Novgorod stadium
It looked really seriously as clouds of black smoke dominated Nizhny Novgorod's skyline. Thankfully, the fire is now extinguished and works should not suffer from any significant delays.
Russia 2018: Nizhny Novgorod stands covered
It may be just 60% of the whole roof, but all of the auditorium is now covered in Nizhny Novgorod. Polycarbonate panels in three colours form a whirlpool layout, but does it look good? Judge yourselves.
Russia 2018: Death and design change in Nizhny Novgorod
Unfortunately we have confirmation of a worker's death in Nizhny Novgorod. What's also confirmed is a very significant design change and continuous delay at the construction site.
Russia 2018: The amazing roof in Nizhny Novgorod
With almost 10,000 tons even before the polycarbonate cladding is laid, the roof of Stadion Nizhny Novgorod will be among the most impressive out of all 2018 World Cup venues.
Russia 2018: Nizhny Novgorod needs to speed up, more workers
With less than a year left before the Russian World Cup, authorities in Nizhny Novgorod decided to employ 500 more workers at the stadium construction site. Otherwise it might be late or of insufficient quality.
New construction: World Cup stadium in Nizhny Novgorod begins to take shape
So far it’s just a large crater. A deep pit if you will. Already significantly filled with concrete, which you can see thanks to fantastic aerial photos from Slava Stepanov!
Russia 2018: Pressure mounts, less time and money
“Main task: price cannot go up by a single ruble”, said Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who sounds extremely optimistic. If the price stays still, it will only be at the expense of quality.
Russia 2018: Stadiums 30-40% more expensive
Russian sports minister confirmed stadiums may again prove more expensive than expected. Each of the ongoing projects may cost 30-40% more, coming after previous 50-100% increase.
Russia: The fight to keep stadium budget from inflating
Russian prime minister ordered to replace imported components with domestic products where possible. This should help with keeping budgets from overruns.
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: (Too) expensive stadiums soon under construction
Recent months brought many news about these stadiums. As Russia’s mega event project launches, only one stadium may be kept in the previously estimated budget. Two stadia will soon see groundbreaking.
Russia 2018: Design preparations twice overpaid?
The country’s central audit body found seven projects prepared for the 2018 World Cup to be severely overpaid. Work that should have cost $80 million was priced at over $170 million, according to insideworldfootball.com.
Russia: $575 million for smallest stadiums of the World Cup?!
Already in 2010 the plans of Russian World Cup were among the most expensive ones. Since then they’ve grown by roughly 50% and may see further increase.
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.