WC 2018 guests will be able to reach sports venues in Moscow by river, announced Vladimir Chernikov, the head of the Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism of Moscow: “Luzhniki will be one of the centers of mass interest during the World Cup games. “Otkritie Arena” stadium is also located on the river. We are going to connect football river routes. I am sure there will be special routes for the fans.”
According to Chernikov, about 2 million tourists are expected to come to Moscow. “Luzhniki” will host four games of the WC group stage, as well as the opening match, Final 16, semi-final and final games. Mounting work has been finished there. “Otkritie Arena” will host other WC matches, but first – the Confederation Cup games. The stadium will be called “Spartak” during the FIFA games.
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, visited both the stadiums and was quite satisfied. Russian News Agency TASS quotes his words: “I can see the progress, which has been made in the preparation for the WC. During two days I visited “Luzhniki” and “Spartak” arena, as well as the Federation Council.” He made it a point that on the field like that of “Otkritie Arena” stadium, “it is simply impossible to play badly.”
“It will be the best World Championship of all. I firmly believe in that. As I already mentioned, what I have seen here fills me with optimism,” he concluded.