The Tatarstan President: «Kazan arena» is effectively used, bringing about 100 million rubles per year

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. 26 APR 2017The Tatarstan President: «Kazan arena» is effectively used, bringing about 100 million rubles per year© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The stadium «Kazan arena», built for the Universiade-2013 to all the requirements of the International football Federation (FIFA) and became the main object of the 2018 world Cup, today earns about 100 million rubles a year, all areas of the stadium can be used effectively, said the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.

«A very important legacy of sports infrastructure. Universiade 2013 is 49 objects, which are widely used and have a high demand among our population. The main object – the stadium «Kazan arena» for 45 thousand seats. About 100 million rubles today, the stadium earns. I think it was very good» — Minnikhanov said during the forum on public-private partnership «Investment in the sports industry».

The head of the Republic noted that the construction phase was taken, in his opinion, the right decision – the stadium was headed by a young and creative Manager, who has formed a professional team. «Thanks to this work under construction today, all of these mechanisms are given the opportunity to attract investors and to get the maximum, all areas that are at this stadium,» — he stressed.

For 4 years the volume of attracted private investments to the objects of the stadium amounted to about 500 million rubles, organized the work of more than 20 entrepreneurs have created 700 jobs involved 20 thousand of rental space. At the stadium there are fitness centre and sports clubs, the center of development of children and adolescents, hotel, hockey centre Danis Zaripov, restaurant, showroom, printing press, created the Museum of sports of Tatarstan, the planned opening of the Wellness complex, the creation of the office center.

Today, according to Minnikhanov, there is a refinement of existing facilities, the infrastructure that will allow in the near future to form a 80 thousand square metres of space to attract business. «Today, the stadium became a place of rest. We know it’s last 20 football games, and the rest of the stadium needs to live and work,» he said.

As noted by the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov, the maintenance of such major facilities as stadiums, you need serious tools. Stadium in Kazan, according to him, this is an example of how good use of public sports facilities not only for sports but also for business activities, for the fitness industry, other sporty projects. «The experience of Kazan is a good example of the use of stadiums, attracting including extrabudgetary funding,» said Kolobok.

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