Sochi sta­dium re­build com­pleted for World Cup in 2018

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Of­fi­cials over­see­ing World Cup preparations in the south­ern Rus­sian city of Sochi say con­struc­tion work on the city’s sta­dium has fin­ished on time. The sta­dium held the open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies of the 2014 Win­ter Olympics, but has yet to host a soc­cer game be­cause it needed ex­ten­sive mod­i­fi­ca­tions to re­move a tem­po­rary roof and in­crease ca­pac­ity from 40,000 to 47,700. Sochi is one of four host cities for next year’s Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup, a World Cup warmup tour­na­ment.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.