|Clubs||FK Kuban Krasnodar|
|Inauguration||14.05.1961 (Spartak Krasnodar - Stavropol)|
|Design||Viktor Voloshyn, Dmitry E. Perov (1979)|
|Address||350038, Zhelezdorojnaya 49, Krasnodar|
Description: Kuban Stadion
New stadium in Krasnodar was built next to the Karasun Lake, in the place of former wastelands. Construction started on October 30th 1960 and official opening took place in mid-May 1961 with a game of local Spartak, a 2nd league club.
When it was opened, the stands were single-tiered and could host app. 20,000 people. But as the top flight of USSR came to town in 1979, a revamp was required to adjust the ground to higher demand and standard. Floodlights appeared as well as 2nd tier of seating alongside the pitch that doubled the ground’s capacity.
Russia: Only short-term renovation for Kuban
It was expected to get a complete reconstruction, then a major upgrade. Now, one of Russia’s most famous stadiums is left with only cosmetic works that won’t prolong its lifespan significantly.
Russia: Further delay for Krasnodar stadium
Which time is it? We lost count, so let’s just confirm: FC Krasnodar won’t begin their 2016/17 campaign in the new 33,000-seat stadium. They’ll play at Kuban to later return the favour.
Russia: No new stadium for Kuban, only upgrade of current one
They were supposed to host the World Cup. Then they were expecting a new stadium despite being dropped. Now Krasnodar is left with only an upgrade of the existing Kuban Stadion.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
Russia: Plans for Kuban postponed until 2018
Though Krasnodar isn’t a World Cup city, it was still to receive a world class stadium. But currently the plan is on hold, at least for 3 years.
New design: Kuban Stadion
It’s supposed to intimidate away teams by its very form, not only by Russia’s biggest attendance. Will this aim be achieved? So far English architects have presented their early renderings of what may be FK Kuban’s new stadium.
Attendances: Most interesting numbers of 10+ Ranking 2013 (part 1)
Some of you already know them from our facebook account, others may have their very first look at some of Europe's most impressive attendances in football. Part 1 presents clubs that gained/lost most fans last season, as well as clubs that reign their countries in terms of home crowds.