We decided to update every country that wins Turing Euro 2012. Since we’re Polish, not particularly happy about only Russia earning their 3 points. But hey, stadia in Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk are still well worth a look!
New stadium for Novosibirsk was built in 1927. As it later turned out, it was erected in the place previously occupied by local cemetery. Is one of the most important venues in the city with massive floodlight masts overgrowing even vast residential blocks built nearby.
Before it became what it is today, it went through several overhauls. Of those first came already two years after opening as the ground was already in need of repairs, another one in 1952. In 2004 stand opposite the main one received a new roof, in 2010 came the artificial pitch and in 2011 a new giant screen, literally a giant.
In its form it seems more like a Korean or Japanese venue, but no wonder – it’s much closer to Mongolia than Moscow. Built in 1967 it was among the best stadiums nationwide with its concrete stands growing dynamically alongside the pitch.
After many decades it still looks much unchanged, though in 2005 a vast lifting was done with seats installed throughout and a modest roof over the main stand.