The preparation of Rostov for the Football World Cup will cost RUB 86 billion, said the head of Rostov administration Vitaly Kushnaryov during the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oktyabrsky district. According to him, in terms of investments, the Don capital ranks third among all the cities participating in the mundial.
“Only Moscow and St. Petersburg are ahead of us. We often hear criticism for ourselves because a lot of money is being spent for the championship, but we must understand that all facilities will work in the future and will serve the Rostovites for a long time,” said Vitaly Kushnaryov.
The mayor named the Rostov-Arena, the Platov airport complex, the road junctions on the left bank of the Don, including the renovated Voroshilov Bridge, as the main facilities built for the forthcoming mundial.
“We still have a lot of work to do. We need to fix up the city in order to give a good account of ourselves. This is the cleaning of garbage, and repair of the facades in the center. We need to pay attention to all this issues,” said the head of the administration.
Recall that Rostov will host five matches of the 2018 World Cup: four matches of the group stage and one 1/8 game. Teams that will play in Rostov will be known at the end of this year, after the drawing.