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Transstroy reveal images of Eastern Europe’s largest stadium: a FIFA World Cup 2018 venue

Transstroy has this week released official pictures of how the new stadium in St Petersburg will look.


The below images have been released as Transstroy begins the building of the venue’s exterior. When completed, the stadium will be one of the biggest in Eastern Europe. It will host a semi-final match during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and also be the new home of Zenit St Petersburg Football Club.


Stadium Facts:

  • When completed the stadium will be the only one in Eastern Europe with both a removable field and a retractable roof, enhancing the stadium’s flexibility
  • The stadium will seat 68,000 for football and 84,000 for cultural events
  • The stadium’s total area is over 280,000sqm
  • The exterior of the stadium will be made of modern materials in a silver-gray colour and provide opportunities for colorful dynamic lighting
  • The total area of ​the ​exterior trims/facades will be more than 120,000sqm
  • Transstroy has undertaken a selection and testing process to find the best solutions for the facades. This has included testing of the technical performance and aesthetic value of the materials. It was decided that a range of solutions, including panoramic stained-glass windows, front panels and metal plate with tamper-resistant coating, were best suited
  • The total area of ​​glazing of the new arena will be more than 28,000sqm and is being provided by world leader AGC, a Japanese company. AGC’s experience includes the glazing for Tele2 Arena (Sweden), Arena Pernambuco (Brazil), and Ghalamco Arena (Belgium)

The stadium renders:

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Background information on Transstroy

Transstroy holding company is a part of the construction business of Basic Element; one of Russia’s largest and most dynamic diversified industrial groups. The firm is among the five largest infrastructure construction companies in Russia and consists of over 30 subsidiaries, including three design institutes and has 6,000 employees. Transstroy focuses on the construction of railroads and highways, tunnels and bridges, sport facilities, airfield and airports, waterworks and industrial facilities. The company was created in 1991 on the basis of the Ministry of Transport Construction of USSR and has realised over 100 complex projects.


Background information on Basic Element

Basic Element ( is one of Russia’s largest and most dynamic diversified industrial groups, with the companies controlled by or within the scope of the business interests of Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s major businessmen. Basic Element, through its affiliates, owns significant stakes in and operates a number of companies in many segments, including: Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Construction, Aviation, Agriculture and others. Over 250,000 people work at more than 100 of the Group’s companies in Russia, CIS, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Many of them play key roles in their respective market segments in Russia and internationally, including En+ Group, GAZ Group, Transstroy, Basel Aero and others.