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Russia: Drone footage captures epic scale of under-construction Samara Arena02:49

Russia: Drone footage captures epic scale of under-construction Samara Arena

Russian Federation, Samara
March 25, 2016 at 21:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage released on Friday captured the first stage of the assembly of the steel dome of the under-construction Samara Arena. The stadium is one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The first segment of the dome weighs 113 tons while the process of its transportation to the stadium took about two hours. Its parts were seen lying around the perimeter of the main structure ready for assembly.

The grand dome, whose width is 330 metres (1,082 ft), was designed by an international team of engineers and architects. The construction of the whole dome will be carried out throughout 2016.

The Samara Arena is scheduled to host four games in the group stages and a quarter-final of the World Cup. After the tournament, the 44,918-seater stadium will be used for sports competitions as well as for cultural and entertainment purposes, and will also host FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.

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Drone footage released on Friday captured the first stage of the assembly of the steel dome of the under-construction Samara Arena. The stadium is one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The first segment of the dome weighs 113 tons while the process of its transportation to the stadium took about two hours. Its parts were seen lying around the perimeter of the main structure ready for assembly.

The grand dome, whose width is 330 metres (1,082 ft), was designed by an international team of engineers and architects. The construction of the whole dome will be carried out throughout 2016.

The Samara Arena is scheduled to host four games in the group stages and a quarter-final of the World Cup. After the tournament, the 44,918-seater stadium will be used for sports competitions as well as for cultural and entertainment purposes, and will also host FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.