Arena will be scaled down in legacy
Populous has been appointed to design the new Rostov Stadium in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
The appointment is the fourth for Populous in the country, having already been chosen to design stadia for Kazan, Saransk and Sochi. All will be used to host games for the 2018 World Cup.
The stadium, inspired by the ancient earthworks along the banks of the river Kurgans, will have a capacity of 45,000 seats for the World Cup and will be scaled down to 25,000 seats in legacy mode.
Damon Lavelle, principal at Populous, said: “We are certain that the stadium will be a great catalyst for the city and this part of the river.”