Local authorities in Yekaterinburg finalised preparations at Yekaterinburg Arena on Wednesday, two days before the first game between Egypt and Uruguay will take place at the stadium.
Minister of Sports of Sverdlovsk Region Leonid Rapoport showed journalists the temporary fan stands. The stands were designed for 23,000 people and boosted the capacity of the stadium up to 35,000 visitors, according to FIFA requirements.
Rapoport said that the stands were “tested in all the aspects” and “designed to host visitors with comfort and provide with all the services during their stay here”.
The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. Yekaterinburg Arena will host four group games during the tournament, which are: Egypt vs Uruguay, France vs Peru, Japan vs Senegal and Mexico vs Sweden.
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