Provisional Stands For Russian World Cup Stadium

The central stadium in Ekaterinburg, Russia, is currently receiving provisional stands (gigantic bleachers) to meet FIFA’s World Cup regulations, according to which tournament stadiums must hold 35,000 spectators.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>The Ekaterinburg Arena, one of Russia&#39;s World Cup stadiums, will have an additional stand for extra fans OUTSIDE the stadium <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) <a href=””>October 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

<script async src=”//” charset=”utf-8″></script>

The venue is one of 12 in 11 Russian cities where matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place. It holds some 27,000 people. The current construction work will increase that number to almost 35,700.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured the international public that, despite reported backlogs at several construction sites, all stadiums will be ready for the tournament.

Photos on Twitter show a completely separate structure tacked to the outside of the circular stadium structure, with views from the seats being quite steep