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Otkrytije Arena chooses seats for May completion

The new stadium for Spartak Moscow and FIFA World Cup 2018, Otkrytije Arena, has specified its seats as it enters its final phase of construction. Could its completion in May come before one of the 2014 World Cup stadiums in Brazil?

STECHERT Seating reported that the head of Spartak Moscow chose seats with a filigree design and a maximum of stability, the company’s KANGO Smart and COPACABANA Business models.

STECHERT has already started the three‐shift working at its production site in Trautskirchen, Germany, to produce the 45,000 seats in good time.

The seats will alternate in colour between the club colours ‘pure red’ and ‘traffic white’ which are set in a random order in the upper and lower tiers. The seats also spell out the lettering of the word ‘Spartak’.

All the stadium seats are fixed on crossbars, which is a special system that allows the stadium to extend or reduce the space between the seats and to easily change the seating capacity. This is useful when switching between hosting a tournament such as the World Cup and regular club games.

COPACABANA was the first stadium seat in the world to receive the red dot design award in 2011. This seat, with its mixture of excellent ergonomic design and its high backrest, will be installed 4,000 times in the Business‐ and VIP Area. The plastic parts (polypropylene) and all elements of the upholstery were tested to withstand a climate of minus 40°C, which is typical for Russia in winter. All parts of the KANGO Smart also had to complete the same tests.

STECHERT said that its price-performance ratio won the business in Moscow against a lot of competitors. Franz Stegner, the CEO and Managing Director of Stechert Stahlrohrmöbel GmbH said:

We are very happy that we were the winner of this tender and we are convinced that this club will receive a stadium to match its own class. We are hoping that this breakthrough will bring us a lot more opportunities in the biggest country of the world.

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