The Mayor of Kazan showed journalists a year-round arena that is being prepared for opening with the latest generation of turf.
In Kazan, the construction of the Maksat new football arena, located on Mavlyutov street, is being completed. Today, Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin visited the venue together with representatives of the municipal and republican media. The head of the city drew the attention of journalists to the quality of the football pitch in the arena and told that this is the latest generation of turf.
The new arena is located on the territory bounded by Tankovaya, Mavlyutov and Bratiev Kasimovykh streets. This is one of two sports venues that are being built in the capital of Tatarstan on the initiative of President Rustam Minnikhanov to mark the 100th anniversary of the republic. Its construction began in December 2019. The size of a football pitch with artificial turf is 90x45 m. In addition to the football field, the arena has eight locker rooms, a medical room, and storage rooms for equipment, a lobby and a cafe for visitors and staff.
The front of the arena is decorated with portraits of outstanding football players-Nikolai Sentyabrev, Lev Yashin, Galimzyan Khusainov, Viktor Kolotov, Vagiz Khidiyatullin, Kurban Berdyev, Gokdeniz Karadeniz and Lionel Messi.
The head of the city drew the attention of journalists to the quality of the football pitch in the arena and told that this is the latest generation of turf, not all professional football clubs have it.
“Children will train here free of charge”, - I.Metshin explained.
In the evening, the arena will be open to citizens and football fans. Moreover, it will work all year round.
The Mayor said that 2670 boys and 215 girls are professionally practice football at nine children's sports schools in Kazan. At the same time, in 2010 14 thousand people practiced this sport, while now this number has exceeded 19 thousand. These are both amateurs and trainees of the youth sport school. In the last decade, the number of open football grounds in Kazan has increased by 60% – from 65 to 165.
Two new indoor arenas, which will open in Kazan by the decision of Tatarstan President on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the republic, will give new opportunities, said I. Metshin. For information, the second arena – for football and rugby-is being built on Chuikov street.
“Not every child will become a professional football player, but each of them will carry the love of sports through their entire life. Besides, talking about football, it is a team sport. Boys who grow up in a team spirit become good people. Our goal is to engage children to play football, as well as in other sports”, - I.Metshin said.
Now, the work on the venue is completed by 90%. Builders make landscaping, complete the facade and interior work. The entire territory is equipped with video surveillance. Construction of the arena will be completed on September 10.