Moscow: Luzhniki ready but without a match
As Russia is preparing to welcome the teams and fans coming for the 2017 Confederations Cup, Moscow's national stadium is now officially ready. That said, no game is planned here until October.
Moscow: Work on time despite arctic weather
Passing week was a very rough one, with temperatures falling even to -30 (-22F). That didn’t stop workers at Luzhniki, where commissioning has begun. Delivery in March is still the plan.
Moscow: All seats at Luzhniki in February
By the end of 2016 there will be some 25,000 seats installed at Russia’s national stadium. To see the final layout with 81,000 seats we have to wait until February.
Moscow: Luzhniki structurally ready, time for the seats
Is this the best possible colour scheme for the 81,000+ seats? It better be, because installation began and is going fast. The field is ready and so is the entire structure, now time for installations and furnishings.
Moscow: Luzhniki to be opened in 2017 after all
Despite earlier announcements of first game in 2016, now official sources suggest the opening match won’t be held until early 2017. Meanwhile we get a grasp of the future leisure hub around Russia’s national stadium.
Moscow: Luzhniki structurally complete
With only minor works ongoing regarding construction, Russia’s largest stadium is shifting focus to systems and furnishings as the project continues to be ahead of schedule.
Moscow: Luzhniki to return to glory soon
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.
Moscow: Check out the reinvented Luzhniki
Nearly all of the main structure is ready and you can clearly see the changed seating bowl. Now with two tiers and no room for a running track, the stands will soon hold 81,000 seats.
Moscow: 90% of the Luzhniki concrete structure ready
Russia 2018’s final stadium already has 90% of its main concrete structure in place. By year end it will be done, leaving less challenging works for 2016.
Moscow: Luzhniki to become Russia’s Wembley?
After reconstruction is over, Russian national stadium will become the site of most prestigious matches, including domestic cup final. Avoiding white elephant status may be difficult, though.
Moscow: Luzhniki to be worth €350 million
Works on Russia’s national stadium are constantly ahead of schedule by 2-3 months. The cost can only be estimated at this point, currently expected to be around €350 million.
Moscow: Luzhniki to turn into one giant screen
The existing roof may have been preserved during construction, but it will soon gain a new use. 39,000 square meters of dynamic illuminations will allow people across Moscow to see the game.
Moscow: Luzhniki ahead of schedule, prepared for earlier delivery
1,500 people are working day and night to speed up works at Russia’s national stadium. It was the contractor’s choice in the wake of Russia’s economic instability.
Moscow: „Luzhniki among the world’s cheapest”
Now that’s a bold statement for a stadium expected to cost $700 million. But deputy mayor of Moscow assures there’s hardly any cheaper stadium of this kind.
Moscow: Luzhniki ahead of schedule
FIFA is very satisfied, because Russia’s national stadium redevelopment is ahead of schedule. In spring of 2017 the RUB 19 billion giant is to be reopened with completely new infrastructure.
New construction: Old, new, legendary Luzhniki
From the removal of seats in September to foundation slab in July – check the progress in photo galleries from Moscow. And in the article you’ll find new information about the 2018 World Cup final stadium.
New design: Luzhniki 2018
Russia's largest stadium will remain the leader domestically despite FIFA agreeing to downsize the capacity by 9,000 seats. This measure allowed to cut costs and fit new stands inside the historical bowl. Work begins now and is to end in 2017.
2018 World Cup: Last seven stadiums to go under construction
While works in Kazan are done and finishing in Sochi, most projects for the 2018 World Cup still only exist on paper. This is to change now, as contract to build all seven remaining has been granted to FGUP Sport-inzhiniring.
2018 World Cup: FIFA agrees Luzhniki capacity cut
After appeals from Russian hosts, FIFA agreed to reduce the required capacity of 2018 WC final stadium, the famous Luzhniki. With previous expectations the stadium would have to be torn down completely, according to RIA Novosti.
Moscow: FIFA to seal Luzhniki's fate?
Russia's largest stadium will either be redeveloped or demolished completely. All hangs on FIFA's capacity expectations, which Moscow authorities consider to high and expect more flexibility.