Good news continue for Moscow’s Spartak stadium. The construction site received positive notes from Stroinadzor, the construction supervision body. This comes just two days after FIFA selected the ground for 2018 World Cup.
Though it seemed only a formal confirmation of what was expected, Stadion Spartak is one of two Moscow grounds selected for 2018 World Cup games. With capacity of some 42,000 seats, the venue will host group games.
Before this happens, it has to get built, of course. And all indications say work is progressing as planned. Stroinadzor, the public construction supervision body, visited the site and made positive remarks.
Despite some violations that may impact quality of working conditions, overall process seems to be going well. Concrete part of the stadium is advanced with northern and western stands at 85%, eastern at 80% and southern at 70%.
Most of the works requiring casting on site are done with prefab elements to be installed in all parts of the ground. This should allow for fast progress despite upcoming winter. The ground should be put in operation in late 2013 and finished in early 2014, long 4 years ahead of the 2018 tournament.