Spartak Moscow and Otkritie: partnership continues!
Happy Birthday to Otkritie Arena!
Veterans and media were invited to the construction site of the stadium with legendary «Spartak-Moscow» players Rinat Dasayev and Sergey Rodionov among them. They were accompanied by Alexander Kutikov – a musician from famous rock band «The Time Machine» who supports red-whites from the late 50's.
- We made vast improvements compared to winter, - said the chief engineer Alexander Shishlo. – We completed the monolithic works and the installation of prefabricated structures. Now we are installing metal framework for the stadium covering. We have done external communications, interior decoration works are going on. We hope to finish everything on time. In the same days of the next year there will be a green lawn and the stadium will be able to hold first game. We plan to complete the installation of the metal covering, fully release the football field from the auxiliary structures and carry out preparatory work for the laying of the lawn.
- It is planned that the lawn will be seeded in May next year, – said the CEO of the stadium Andrey Fedun. – All the works are going according to plan. In October we are planning to complete the assembly of steel structures. I hope that the underground station «Spartak» will be revealed at the same time as the arena. Our main difficulty for today is the construction of a bypass road around the stadium. Entrance to the arena is complicated. We build the road to the junction with Volokolamsk highway, the government of the city is responsible for everything else. The junction itself is only a draft at the moment.
- I visited the construction site of our new arena for the first time, - said the legendary «Spartak» goalkeeper Rinat Dasaуev. - I have very pleasant experience from what I have seen. The new stadium will be a boon for the players, veterans and of courses the fans.
- The energy of «Spartak» team can be felt here already, - summed up Alexander Kutikov. - It is evident that the audience will be very comfortable here. I look at our arena and heartily rejoice that soon «Otkritie Arena» will be your home. We deserved it.