At the stadium «Zenith» in the autumn will replace field

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in Photobacterium Saint Petersburg arena on Krestovsky island in St. Petersburg. Archival photoAt the stadium «Zenith» in the autumn will replace field© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Field «Stadium of Saint-Petersburg», where it takes its rivals football club «Zenit», will be again replaced in the fall, said the President of the St. Petersburg team Sergey Fursenko.

On «Stadium of Saint-Petersburg» holds home matches of the local «Zenit», which in April moved to a new arena at the stadium «Petrovsky». After a meeting held on 7 may 2017, match of the championship of Russia of last season between «Zenith» and the Grozny «Terek» (now «Ahmad») were engaged at the time the post of chief coach of «blue-white-blue» Mircea Lucescu has criticised the pitch at the arena. The Chairman of the Board «Gazprom» Alexey Miller later said that the state of the field in the arena of «poor».

In the end the last home game of the season against FC Krasnodar on may 17 «Zenit» held at the stadium «Petrovsky», and the head of the RFU Vitaly Mutko said that the pitch at the «Stadium of Saint-Petersburg» will change. Later it became known that the replacement of the lawn will cost 9 million rubles. May 30, it became known that the laying of a new pitch at the stadium in St. Petersburg completed. According to the calendar, this year there are three Windows for the games of the national team of Russia – 28 August – 3 September, 2-11 October and November 6-15,.

«We specifically built this stadium. We chose the project. There is a stadium «Allianz arena» (Germany), the players always enjoy playing on it. Four times a year they change the «clearing». So there is nothing to worry. There are extra costs, but I think we’ll be able to cope with this task. I think that will change when it comes into disrepair. During the break on teams we’ll change it. I think it’s in September, it still is fine,» — said Fursenko told reporters.