Kaliningrad Stadium for the 2018 World Cup

“Baltic Arena” Location: Kaliningrad
Year of construction: 2017 (under construction)
Construction price: 11 billion rubles.
Capacity: 45,015 spectators
Home team: Baltika

Stadium «Балтика Арена» or «Baltic Arena» will be built from scratch specifically for the 2018 World Cup. The stadium in Kaliningrad for the World Cup in 2018 from the start has undergone significant changes. For example, the first stadium had to accommodate 45,000 people, but last September the figure was reduced to 35 thousand spectators. Interestingly, immediately after the stadium capacity will be reduced by one third.

There are enough places for 25 thousand spectators, so the closed top part will be built. This practice has been working successfully in Europe. It was made to optimize costs in the future. For the same purpose, for example, after the championship will be replaced by the lawn by artificial and unnatural. The stadium in Kaliningrad for the World Cup in 2018 will be equipped with the most modern security systems and video surveillance. Externally, the room will have a rectangular shape with rounded corners, with several levels of the stands.

Delivery of the stadium is planned for 2017. Costs calculated at 11 billion rubles, although some media, given the increasing exchange rate, called more impressive figures.

The regional center of the island is in full preparation for the global construction site. The construction of the stadium in Kaliningrad for the 2018 World Cup will begin in the near future. Outside the heating system, another electricity communication plan and to finalize before December 20, 2016.

Throughout the summer of 2015 contractor competitions were held, the stadium project was approved. The work, according to experts must be equipped with temporary engineering networks and the way in which the necessary building materials go down to their destination.

Interestingly, regional sources say to change the name of the stadium “Arena Kaliningrad.” The reason is that the “Baltic Arena” already exists in the city of Gdansk. In addition, the International Football Federation agrees that it is best when the city is mentioned in the title.

Location of the stadium on the map