|Category||Design being implemented|
|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Cost||RUB 16 mld / bln|
|Construction||07.2014 - 2017|
Description: Kosmos Arena
The GMP Architekten concept sees double-tiered stands covered with large, 80-meter high dome. Covered with translucent panels the stadium should resemble a gemstone.
Audience should see skyboxes on both sides of the pitch, on two floors. Altogether this gives 1,200 luxurious seats, almost double the FIFA expectations.
Samara: Foundations half-way, design alterations to come
Half of the extensive foundation works was already delivered in Samara. But as construction speeds up, the documentation of Kosmos Arena is expected to change.
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: Ground broken in Samara, budget set at €300 million
Last week saw the official groundbreaking ceremony in Samara, one of Russia’s World Cup cities. In 2017 the new arena will be ready and is expected to cost RUB 14.5 billion, over €300 million.
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 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.
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.
New design: Stadion Samara
It's supposed to stand out among other 2018 World Cup venues thanks to a massive dome reaching 80 meters (height) and resembling a cut diamond. With its size it's expected to become a new landmark for this city.