Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
|Clubs||Wołga, FK Niżny Nowogród|
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Cost||RUB 16.76 mld / bn|
|Construction||12.2014 - 25.12.2017|
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 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.
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: Construction in Nizhny Novgorod to start by year end
Groundbreaking will take place before the end of 2014 – an official confirmed today, assuring the stadium will be ready well ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.