Russia 2018: Two stadiums of the World Cup downsized
Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg will see both their stadiums have capacity of 35,000 instead of 45,000 indicated previously. FIFA approved the change, which means a completely new design and trouble for Yekaterinburg.
New design: Centralnyj Stadion, Yekaterinburg
It’s hard to keep track, since this is already the third concept for Yekaterinburg. This one completely discards what was proposed last year and goes in the direction of the first idea, from 2010. But as it evolves, something fresh is found as well.
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 design: Yekaterinburg – practical instead of monumental
Initial vision was very impressive and spectacular. New one seems the very opposite. But maybe replacing fireworks with practical ideas will be the key to be selected by FIFA to host 2018 World Cup?