The stadium is in excellent condition, say FIFA experts during a visit to Kazan Arena
The representatives of the FIFA and Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee assessed the state of the Kazan Arena Stadium on 3 March during the final seventh working visit as a part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ stadiums programme.
LOC Russia 2018 Director General Aleksey Sorokin and FIFA Director of Competitions Colin Smith led a visit. The main goal of the visit was to discuss stadiums functioning during the 2018 World Cup. The joint group featured experts in the fields of stadiums design, competitions, security, transport, logistics, hospitality, broadcasting, media services, staff, marketing and ticketing programmes.
Colin Smith mentioned that the Kazan visit wrapped up the second phase of their visits. Previously, the delegation visited the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi om 1 March, and Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don on 2 March.
The football aficionados will have a chance to enjoy games of France, Spain, and Germany — FIFA World Champions of 1998, 2010, and 2014. The Kazan Arena Stadium will play stage to the next 2018 World Cup matches:
16 June: France — Australia
20 June: Iran — Spain
24 June: Poland — Columbia
27 June: South Korea — Germany
Play off games will take place in Kazan on 30 June (Round of 16) and 6 July (Round of 8).