VTB Arena – Dynamo Central Stadium – a multifunctional sports and entertainment complex being created as part of the overall reconstruction of the Stadium and other sports facilities on the territory of the legendary Russian Stadium that has seen a lot of great victories.The total project consists of a football stadium, multi-use indoor arena, and several real-estate projects, all with a complete value of $1.5 billion.
Location of the Stadium and Arena under one roof within the boundaries of the existing walls makes the Project unique notonly in Russia but also in Europe.
The VTB Arena is the currently under construction new stadium of FC Dynamo. It has a planned capacity of 27,000 seats.
The concept development of the Dynamo stadium reconstruction, which was further introduced, hada fundamental importance for the implementation of acomprehensiveprogramme.
In 2010, an international bid was held, where the concept of Eric Van Egeraat and the Mosproekt-2 Institute led by M.Posokhin won. Later it was finalized in the Architecture bureau of David Manika, an American architect specializing in sports facilities. Bureau SPEECH is the general designer whichguides the issue of project documentation.
Reconstruction of the stadium includes abuildupover of the restored historical facades (Part of the facade, that is listed as a monument, was to be preserved in the new stadium design, though most of the old stadium would be demolished) with a streamlined shellof intricate shape, wherein the main arena and a small arenaare housed, which can also be used as a concert venue
The seats of the VTB Arena will be divided over three tiers, and will include a total of 6,750 business seats and 98 VIP boxes. One of the arena’s stand-out features is a 85-meter long LED screen at one of the short ends. In the lower tiers, within the former walls of the stadium will be located a shopping and entertainment complex. Such a multifunctional concept will create an object that is actively visited not only on the days of football matches, but also at any time of the year.