Russia will host FIFA World Cup in 2018 and this event is awaited by millions of sporting fans. Russia proposed the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg. All the cities are in or just outside European Russia to reduce travel time for the teams in the huge country.
To mark this important resolution Rusmarka has released special stamps that are dedicated to Volgograd Arena, Ekaterinburg Arena, Rostov Arena and Samara Arena that will host the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018. StampNews.com invites our readers and all sporting fans to appreciate the original design of these four special philatelic items.
Volgograd Arena is a versatile stadium that will be situated on the shore of the Volga River and will fit harmoniously into the overall city view adding to the Mamayev Kurgan ensemble. The front design associates with a local tradition of intricate wickerwork out of vine and festive fireworks closely connected to the military history of Volgograd Hero City.
Ekaterinburg Arena is the largest sports complex in the Ural situated close to the historic center of Ekaterinburg. It is an architectural monument, the front of which features Soviet neoclassical elements and monumental architectural pieces, such as various sculptures, flowerpots and pennants.
Rostov Arena is a football stadium that will be situated on the left bank of the Don River. The arena is distinguished by an original architectural solution: the northern stand will be open, with a scenic view on the Don behind. The stadium will become a center of the urban landscape connecting business centers and shopping malls with the city rowing canal.
The Samara Arena sports facility will be situated on the southern slope of the Zharenyi (Sultanov) Bugor island hill in the northern part of the city with its eastern part bordering forest territories. The arena will have the form of a huge dome up to 60 m high with a so-called “cut-out” in the middle. The football field will be in the open air and the stands will be under the roof.