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Krestovsky Stadium Opens To Public

The ever time delayed Krestovsky stadium (Zenit Arena) in St. Petersburg played host to 10,000 locals free of charge for an extreme sports show.

The cities deputy governor, Igor Albin, declared it was to test "security systems, logistics, and other systems". has previously reported on the latest delays caused by the retractable pitch vibrating at unacceptably high levels, and there have been a myriad of delays ranging from contractor changes to alleged corruption from fraud investigations.

Tass Sport reports that some visitors were impressed, and that the stadium will bring good luck to the city.

The stadium will host the FIFA Confederations Cup later this year, and of course the 2018 World Cup.


Posted at Sat 11th Feb 2017

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