Ahead of their 95th anniversary, Lokomotiv Moscow decided to modernise the stadium in Cherkizovo. Supporters can thus tak some of the old seats home with them.
FC Lokomotiv Moscow will turn 95 years old in 2018. To mark the occasion, the team decided to run the largest upgrade of their stadium in its history.
Back in 2002 it was the best football ground across Russia, now it's not even the best in Moscow as Luzhniki, Otkritie Arena and VEB Arena are ready, with VTB Arena certain to bypass it as well, at least quality-wise.
It's thus no wonder that the aging structure sees all 28,800 being replaced with new ones. Some of those in use date back 15 years and lost a lot of their initial aesthetics. Now season ticket holders from the 2016/17 season can collect seats and take them home.
Aside from the seats, which are now to be mostly green and red instead of different colours for each stand, major renovation is ongoing underneath the auditorium. Brand new signage and repainting is being carried out to welcome fans in a much improved home later this summer.