Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy held a prayer service on successful completion of the construction of the arena for the matches of the 2018 world Cup. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the regional diocese.
During the prayer service was consecrated the icon of the reigning mother of God, which then will be stored in one of the premises of the stadium, said the press service.
Earlier on Monday, “Kommersant” with reference to the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin said that the stadium on Krestovsky island will finish after the official delivery of object in operation. According to the publication, until recently, sports officials did not rule out that events can be transferred to Moscow, where the reconstruction of the sports arena “Luzhniki”.
On 7 September it became known that the authorities of Peterburga has filed three lawsuits against the former contractor for the construction of “Zenit Arena”. The defendant in two claims acts “Transstroy”, third — “Inzhtransstroy-SPb”. The materials on the court’s website no details about the claims, but previously the Chairman of the Committee for construction Sergey Morozov has not excluded that Smolny will submit claims to the former General contractor with claims relating to the quality of work and advance.
Stadium on Krestovsky island started to build in 2007 for the football club “Zenit”.