“The papers confirming that Rostov-Arena stadium was put into operation were signed on March 16”, – said deputy governor of the Rostov region Sergey Sidash.
The decision to build a new sports venue on the left bank of the Don river was taken back in 2013.
By February 2016 the construction readiness of Rostov-Arena was 42%, with armored floors, columns, and walls being almost ready.
On July 13, 2016 constructors started assembling roof units (arches), and external facades (timber framing) which can be described as grates fixed on an external wall of a building. For finishing external walls of the arena the suspended facade system was implemented, with the use of perforated aluminum cassettes in various configurations. By that moment the construction readiness of the stadium was over 60%.
“One of the outstanding features of Rostov-Arena is the great view which creates a unique presence effect. Spectators can hear players’ voices and discern their faces and movements even from the back rows of the upper levels”, – explained Sergey Sidash.
In October 2016 the works on arranging the football pitch facilities started. The pitch has a “layer-cake structure”: below is a concrete slab covered by a macadam base, with the next layer being a drainage system and the uppermost one – natural grass. The height of the “cake” is 1.2 m.
In 2017 stained glass panels and window units were fixed and the grass surface was prepared.
On December 20 the construction of Rostov-Arena terminated, and the works on putting the stadium into operation started, being finished on March 16, 2018.