Preparation for FIFA World Cup 2018 Gave a Powerful Rise to Rostov Development

Preparation for FIFA World Cup 2018 Gave a Powerful Rise to Rostov Development

The works on land improvements of the Don capital, which is preparing to welcome the participants and the guests of the football event of the international level, are coming to an end.

The city obtained not simply the new objects of traffic and transportation and social infrastructure, but it realized the large-scale projects and revealed the possibilities for further growth and development.

The city obtained not simply the new objects of traffic and transportation and social infrastructure, but it realized the large-scale projects and revealed the possibilities for further growth and development.

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Rostov-Arena – a multi-functional stadium of international class that meets all FIFA and UEFA requirements became the largest object for the city constructed within the preparation program for World Cup. In fact it is the largest sports facility in Rostov-on-Don designed for 45000 spectators.

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One of the peculiarities of Rostov-Arena stadium became the wonderful view creating a unique participation effect. The spectator can clearly hear the players’ voices, their faces and movements even from the last rows of upper sections. The Northern stadium stand is partially open — there the spectators can enjoy the beautiful view of the Don River and the city.

New stadium revealed great opportunities for improvement and development of the whole left bank area of Rostov.

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Today a large sports and entertainment cluster has already been created here, consisting of a reconstructed Rowing Canal, a modern park complex stretching over an area of 16 hectares along the central city beach. In future it is planned to build new sports facilities on the left bank, including an ice palace and a handball complex.

One of Rostov symbols – Voroshilovskiy Bridge – was reconstructed within the shortest terms due to the stadium; the project of “South approach from M-4 Don” crossroads is realized.

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Both main training areas – Olymp-2 and Lokomotiv stadiums are ready for FIFA World Cup.

The city historical center is also transforming by the main sport event of the year.

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The activities of federal program on preparation of hotel, traffic, power supply and housing-and-municipal infrastructure are completely finished.

Rostov is getting prepared to become the place of attraction of the tourists from all over the world. The Don Hospitality Center will be working all days during World Cup 2018 in Rostov.

Hotel register of the Don capital includes 166 hotels and amounts 4465 rooms and 8144 sleeping accommodations.

City public transportation, which will carry the citizens and the guests of the city, is changing drastically. In 2017 Rostov completely renewed the tram and bus fleet. Moreover, a new electrobus will start going along the streets of Rostov, after FIFA World Cup it is planned to purchase the trolleybuses.

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Highly technological center of passenger traffic is created in the Don capital, which will continue to work in future.

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“Today we focus all our efforts on timely termination of all scheduled activities and welcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 at the highest level,” the Head of City Administration Vitaliy Kushnarev highlighted. “After FIFA World Cup 2018 termination the objects constructed for this event will become the heritage of the city. We will preserve and multiply this heritage for the future generations of Rostov citizens.”