TORONTO, 9 March. /Spec. interviewer Daniel Studnev/. Investor of Canada may participate in the reconstruction of the Moscow stadium “Luzhniki”. On Tuesday the correspondent of TASS said the Deputy Director of the Department of Europe and Americas of the Ministry of economic development (med) of the Russian Federation Dmitry Sazhin. He takes part in the annual Eurasian mining conference organized by the Canadian business Association in Russia and Eurasia (CERBA) in Toronto.
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“There is interest of a canadian company to participate in the project of reconstruction of “Luzhniki”, but so far the details I can not reveal,” said he. Previously Sazhin said that “business cooperation (canadian business) in priority areas such as mining and construction, continues to grow.”
The reconstruction of the stadium “Luzhniki” is held in preparation for the world football championship 2018. The stadium will host the opening ceremony, opening match and three group stage games, one meeting of the 1/8 finals, one semifinal and the final of the world championship.
As a result of reconstruction the number of seats in the stadium will increase from 78 to 81 thousand thousand, and the geometry of the stands will change – they will be as close as possible to the football field. Will also increase the number of inputs from 13 to 23.
2018 world Cup matches will be held from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don.
The opening of the stadium “Luzhniki” in Moscow will take place in 2017