All hosting venues of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 have passed final inspections. A joint delegation from FIFA and Russia 2018 Local Organising Committe [LOC] verified the operational readiness and infrastructure. This means hosting stadiums of the tournament are safe for players and for the fans.
From 27 February to 2 March, joint delegation experts visited Saint Petersburg, Kazan Arena, Fisht Olympic stadium and Spartak Stadium. All of these stadiums are currently undergoing the preparation of the complementary infrastructure required for FIFA Confederations Cup matches.
“There are just over 100 days to go until the start of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, so this visit was a great opportunity for the experts and professionals from the LOC and FIFA to get together and discuss issues concerning the movement of groups inside the stadium, the organisational details of fans’ entry and exit and so on,” commented Colin Smith on the results of the visit. “I like all the stadiums we visited. It is very important to ensure the surroundings of the venues are ready, so that the fans feel comfortable.”
“It was our final inspection tour immediately preceding the Confederations Cup, the last chance for all experts to come together and see how the preparations for the tournament are going directly at the stadiums, to tackle all operational issues,” said Alexey Sorokin. “In general, we are happy with the progress achieved at the Confederations Cup venues. Thanks to the participation of local authorities, huge work has been completed.”
Russian authorities requested for Fan ID to attend matches of the competition. In order to attend games of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, you must have a Fan ID. You can apply for your Fan ID at www.fan-id.ru.
Total 16 games will be played through the FIFA Confederations Cup of tenth edition. All eight teams are finalized for the competition. The competition kicks off from 17 June 2017 and final will be played on 2nd July 2017.