Alexander Jacob held the first meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation of Yekaterinburg to the World Cup
Head of the Administration of Ekaterinburg Alexander Yakob on Tuesday, 15 November 2011, held the first-ever meeting of the organizing committee of Yekaterinburg, associated with the preparation and conduct of games of the World Cup in 2018.
Presentations were made by Head of the Department for Development of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism Administration of Ekaterinburg Ludmila Fitina. According to her, a significant step in preparation for the World Cup has already been made: The reconstruction of "Central stadium", the Administration of Yekaterinburg signed a unilateral agreement on participation in the organization and holding of the World Cup, according to which the city should provide a sports stadium, meets all the requirements of FIFA; a lot of work done in the preparation of different material for application book on the World Cup.
In addition, the requirements of FIFA receiving party should provide four training bases. Subsequently, the organizing committee will choose two of them and one spare key. To date, place of training bases are predefined. This stadium "Ural" in the street Komvuzovskoy stadium "Kalynets" stadium enterprise "Uralmash" and the stadium of the Ural Federal University. For these sports facilities comply with all the requirements of FIFA, they have yet to bring in proper form.
World Championship fraught with a lot of fans, so football fans who can not get to the stadium, will be provided with special places. Today in Yekaterinburg defined for these purposes the following site: Historic Square, the most central place of Yekaterinburg and water area, and Central Park Mayakovsky. In these places during the month will be broadcast all games of the world championship and is organized appropriately infrastructure.
Also, the requirements of FIFA is the development of the hotel industry, which already meets Yekaterinburg. Today in the town there are 97 hotels of different categories, with 58 hotels signed preliminary agreements. On the progress the city has not stopped since, in 2018 with the commissioning of another 23 hotels in the capital of the Urals is available to 11 thousand seats.
Another requirement of FIFA - smooth operation of the health system. We define urban and regional hospitals, which, if necessary, will take fans and participants of the world championship.
Thus, the World Cup will lead to the development of the entire infrastructure of Yekaterinburg: health, property, services and supplies, various environmental and transport activities.
It should be noted that the inspections of the preparation of candidate cities for the World Cup will start in April 2012.
Head of the Administration of Ekaterinburg Alexander Yakob:
All activities related to the preparation and holding of the World Cup, will be linked with the Strategic Plan of Yekaterinburg. In addition, be sure to check Ekaterinburg and will adopt the experience of international football tournaments of other countries, for example, the experience of Ukraine, which in 2012 will receive on its territory European Football Championship.