facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Russian town's World Cup '18 stadium under construction

Jan. 11, 2014 at 2:01 PM   |   Comments

SARANSK, Russia, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Russian town of Saransk is well ahead of schedule in the construction of its World Cup soccer stadium, regional officials said Saturday.

Russia doesn't host the quadrennial soccer extravaganza until 2018, but regional officials told R-Sport its 45,000-seat stadium was already 15-percent complete.

"The most important things in this process are acquiring the land, supplying communications," said Vladimir Volkov, head of the regional government. "We have got all of that already - the land's been delimited, the foundations have been prepared."

Saransk also took steps to ensure against flooding from the nearby River Insar by raising the ground in the entire neighborhood by four meters..

Saransk is the smallest of the 11 cities that will host World Cup 2018. It only has 30,000 residents and its local team was relegated after its first and so-far only season in the Russian Premier League last year.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
2
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
3
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
4
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out
5
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback