Architectural Company Populous To Design Russia's Rostov Stadium For 2018 World Cup
Populous, architects of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, Sochi 2014 Olympic stadium and Soccer City 2010 World Cup stadium, has "been selected as designers of the new Rostov Stadium" in Russia, according to EVOLO. It will be the fourth stadium that Populous has designed in Russia to be used for the 2018 World Cup, together with Kazan, Saransk and Sochi. The stadium will have a capacity of 45,000 seats for the World Cup and "will be scaled down to 25,000 seats in legacy." The concept had "embraced sustainable credentials, as it will be the core of a green city project, which protects the wetlands to the south of the river" (EVOLO, 12/8).