Renovation of the historic façade is well underway and installation of the field will begin this summer. By year end we’ll see the legendary Russian stadium in full glory again.
It’s going to be a great year for football in Moscow. After Spartak’s new stadium, now also CSKA will open doors to a brand new home. But most importantly, Russia’s legend at Luzhniki will shine again as works are still progressing fast.
We don’t know when the stadium will be opened exactly, but reconstruction will definitely end this year. Which is the more impressive when one remembers that Russian national stadium was initially scheduled for delivery in late 2017!
Already now the new redesigned stands are almost entirely ready. With football-only layout they will be able to hold 81,000 people late this year.
Much sooner we’ll be able to admire the renovated façades. Monument-listed outer walls will be freshly refurbished in spring. Currently the progress is over 50% and temporary steel frames (visible in the photo above) are still in place to assure stability during construction inside.
This summer field installation will follow. At that point major works should only be ongoing under the stands, within the newly created floor space.
In 2018 the stadium will host opening and final games of the FIFA World Cup, as well as one of the semifinals.