Heavy rain on final day damages World Cup 2018 stadium in Volgograd

first_imgHeavy rain damaged one of Russia’s newly-built World Cup stadiums on Sunday when the tournament ended with the final in Moscow.Footage from the southern city of Volgograd showed a fresh landslide on an embankment near the stadium, which made a several-metre-deep hole in it and fully covered a sidewalk with mud.A spokesman for the state Sport In company overseeing the construction said there were also leaks inside the stadium which could take up to a week to repair.Volgograd Arena, a stadium that can accommodate up to 45,000 spectators, was built for the World Cup at a cost over 16 billion roubles ($257 million), according to data on the regional government’s website.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEEight teams played World Cup group matches in Volgograd, including England and Japan who made it to the knockout stages.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersSpokesmen for the Volgograd government and Sport In said the rain was extraordinary and was dealt with as an emergency.”This happens once in a hundred years,” a Sport In spokesman said.READ – Paris renames six subway stations in honour of World Cup victoryThe Stroytransgaz company, which built the stadium, gave no immediate comments.last_img read more