A delegation with members from FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Russia Local Organising Committee (LOC) is preparing to make its fifth operational planning tour of the stadiums which will be the final tour ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.
During the course of this tour, the delegation will visit stadiums in all FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 host cities – Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi and Moscow (Spartak Stadium), between February 27- March 3. The visiting delegation will also review the latest operational plans of the remaining 2018 FIFA World Cup arenas (Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Moscow (Luzhniki Stadium), Ekaterinburg, Saransk and Kaliningrad) at meetings which are scheduled in Moscow. During these meetings, the venue operations teams of these venues will show virtual visits presentation to the delegation.
The delegation is formed by operational experts and will be led by the LOC CEO, Alexey Sorokin and FIFA’s Chief Competitions & Events Officer Colin Smith. It is important to note that the main objective of the visit is not to assess the construction status of the arenas, but rather discuss how the stadiums will operate during the events.
Participants are experts in stadium design, event preparation and management, security, transport, logistics, hospitality services, television broadcasting, media operations, personnel, marketing and ticketing. It will also include representatives from the relevant ministries and other government agencies.