CULTURE World Cup Venue Tour: Ekaterinburg Arena


World Cup Venue Tour: Ekaterinburg Arena

By Lu Wenao | People's Daily app

10:50, June 15, 2018

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Ekaterinburg Arena is located in the Repina Street in the city of Ekaterinburg. It has a capacity of 35,000. 

Formerly known as Tsentralny (Central) Stadium, it was built in 1957 when the city was known as Sverdlovsk.

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It underwent several upgrades since then, but its historical facade remained unchanged as an architectural heritage site.

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The western and eastern entrances to the stadium are framed by columns with sculptures of a milling machine operator, a female skier, a hunter, a football player, a female athlete with a torch, and a steelmaker.

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Ekaterinburg Arena has four stands: two grand stands, and two temporary stands that will be dismantled after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

It is the home arena for FC Ural.

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