The final stage of preparation to the assembling of a stationary roof - installation of supported structures and devices in the bowl of the arena started on Zenit Arena stadium.
A considerable part of temporary supports has already been assembled inside the stadium. Until the completion of construction of the facility the roof will be supported by about one hundred of temporary supports - 32 inside the bowl of the stadium and another 70 - on the upper reinforced concrete slab of the stadium (at the elevation of 42m). The total weight of temporary structures will be about 10 thousand tons. Full completion of temporary support mounting is scheduled in July 2014.
After the slipway is installed in the northern part of the stadium, assembly of the first blocks of the fixed stadium roof will begin on it. The finished block will be moved through the special railways in the direction from north to south. 4 cranes will be used in the process: one with the capacity of 750 tons and three of up to 50 tons. All machinery is already ready for operation.
Manufacturing of roof blocks of the future main arena of the Saint-Petersburg has already begun. Energomash company has extensive experience of similar structures’ production: it produced the most important parts for Luzhniki, Locomotive stadiums, the central Olympic stadium, indoor skating center, ice arena in Sochi and football stadium in Kazan.
Along with the preparation for roof assembly final works for bowl construction (B, F, G sectors) are under way at the stadium. The northern tunnel and rooms in the hill of the stadium are also in a high degree of readiness. The bowl of the stadium will be fully completed in the II quarter of this year. Following this, closure of the contour of the facade and installation of utility networks (electricity, heat- and water supply, ventilation, of systems of automation and etc.) will begin.
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About the stadium
Stadium on the western part of Krestovsky Island - the largest stadium under construction in Russia (the total area), the only one in Eastern Europe and one of five in the world, equipped with both a retractable roof and roll-out field. The total area is more than 280 thousand square meters. The number of seats is 68 thousand (capacity in theater and concert events - more than 77 thousand). Capital construction end date - end of 2015, the facility delivery is scheduled for July 2016. After the completion of construction the stadium will be the home arena of Zenit football club. In 2018 the stadium will host the semifinal of the World Football Championship.
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