|Tournament||World Cup 2018|
|Cost||RUB 15.881 mld / bn|
|Contractor||SDS - Upravlenie stroitelstva|
Description: Mordovia Arena
The ground has been planned in a way to give the FIFA-required 40,000 capacity for 2018 World Cup. However, since the city doesn't need such a number in regular use, after the tournament highest rows will be dismantled and bring numbers to 28,000 seats. Empty space will be filled by a promenade with recreation and commercial spaces overlooking the pitch.
New stadium: Mordovia gets the spotlight
Many found it hard to believe that the football-crazy Krasnodar didn't make the list, while obscure Saransk did. But when other cities didn't even have renderings, Saransk already had construction ongoing. Enough to strengthen Russia's World Cup bid.
South Africa: Scandal over plagiarism non-issue
The 'scandal' exploded in hours, resulting in Russians releasing a statement and the architect of the original stadium being asked how he feels about 'suspicious similarities' in Mordovia Arena. How is this what journalists take time to cover?
Russia 2018: Penultimate stadium ready for use
Now it's only Samara still struggling to reach the finish line as Mordovia Arena has been given permission for use on Monday. The stadium in Saransk is one of the more curious investments of the World Cup.
Russia 2018: Lower stands growing in Saransk
Half of the monolithic concrete structure is ready in Saransk. The World Cup stadium with highest percentage of temporary seats will soon see first steel elements installed.
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: Works in Saransk need to speed up
Since they’ve been halted in 2013, almost nothing new has happened on the site of future World Cup stadium. Authorities have no doubts: progress needs to be faster.
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: 20 billion for Rostov, 16.5 for Saransk
Russian currency is plummeting, but so far stadium prices haven’t inflated further than before the crisis. Most recent information gives RUB 20.2 billion for Rostov and 16.5 billion for Saransk.
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.
Russia: Works in Saransk to last until 2017?
It was one of the very first projects to see groundbreaking, but works didn't even last a year before the site was abandoned. Now a new construction tender is expected to resume works in early 2014, but the stadium won't be ready until FIFA's deadline of 2017.
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.
Russia: FIFA drops two cities ahead of 2018 World Cup
Yesterday complete list of 11 host cities was presented. Without Krasnodar and Yaroslavl that were dropped despite advancing with their stadium projects. Another venue lost chances in Moscow.
New construction: Stadion Yubileyniy Saransk
Their local team just earned promotion to the Premier League, not mentioning the upcoming 2018 World Cup. Saransk is doing a whole lot for the city of its modest size. FIFA has just visited and admires progress made. Now we can as well.