Russia will be hosting the FIFA World Cup, 2018 which will see a host of countries participating in the football extravaganza. The FIFA World Cup is one of the most crowd attracting sporting event, with millions of fans traveling to the country hosting the tournament. The World Cup venues are required to have a seating capacity of at least 35,000 seats, in a bid to fulfill the requirement a stadium in the country has set up extra stands of bleachers to cover up for the lesser seats.

Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia increased its seating capacity from 27,000 to 45,000 for the FIFA World Cup, 2018. The stadium was expected to host around 45,000 fans in the scheduled World Cup matches but the limited space allowed lesser seating inside. But the Russian Football Union decided to revamp the arrangements and add more seats outside the stadium. A giant bleacher platform was built outside and thousands of seats were added.

The Ekaterinburg Arena which was all covered and indoor now has a new view for the spectators to enjoy. Just behind the goal post lies the structure which can endure enough of FIFA World Cup visitors and ensure a smooth journey for the stadium through the FIFA regulatory norms.

However, no relaxation has been made in the ticket prices for the particular portion of the stadium. Fans reaction to this ridiculously innovative idea will be interesting to see. Will the World Cup fans loosen their pockets for football view from outside the stadium?

A few Twitter users posted pictures of the unique view and took a dig at Russian Federation for their constructional idea. Here are the pictures shared on social media. 

The Ekaterinburg Arena will host a total of 4 FIFA World Cup, 2018 matches from June 15 to June 27. The tournament will see total 64 games played between the national teams for the ultimate glory.

These are the matches which will take place at the Ekaterinburg Arena:

15 June 2018 17:00 – A3 vs A4 – Group A

21 June 2018 17:00 – C1 vs C3 – Group C

24 June 2018 20:00 – H4 vs H2 – Group H

27 June 2018 19:00 – F2 vs F3 – Group F

First Published | 4 October 2017 1:43 PM
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