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After a comprehensive reconstruction, the Torpedo stadium will become a modern football arena. It will host national and international competitions.
Sergei Sobyanin toured the Torpedo sports and recreation complex (FCC), built last year as part of the reconstruction of the stadium of the same name.
According to the Mayor of Moscow, a residential area with a developed social infrastructure is being built in the area of Simonovskaya Embankment on the site of industrial areas, as well as a large sports cluster, the core of which will be the sports complex named after E.A. Streltsov (Stadium “Torpedo”).
“Residents of nearby areas, and indeed all Muscovites, were worried about the fate of the stadium, and few believed that it would be reconstructed and rebuilt according to new standards,” Sergei Sobyanin noted. – The tribune space and the number of seats at this stadium have been increased, and it will continue to serve the athletes of Moscow. In addition, several training fields will be created.”
New training ground
The new FOK “Torpedo” was put into operation last year. It was built with private investment. The area of the three-story building with an underground level is 7.25 thousand square meters.
On the ground floor of the complex there is a universal game room 45.38 by 24.9 meters and 10.9 meters high. It is designed for training and competition in futsal, basketball and volleyball.
On the second floor there is a boxing hall 30.25 by 18.7 meters and a height of 7.6 meters, as well as a gym with an area of 95 square meters.
The third floor is reserved for a wrestling room 27.4 by 18.9 meters, as well as a gym 18.75 by 5.9 meters and a height of four meters.
On each floor there are coaching rooms, as well as automated locker rooms for 20 people with showers and toilets. On the ground floor there is a medical block with an on-call doctor’s office, a treatment room and a reception waiting area. Saunas with massage rooms are located on the second and third floors. Also in the complex there are technical and administrative premises.
FOK visitors can leave their outerwear in the cloakroom and have a bite to eat in a cozy cafe.
The building has tactile information boards, mnemonic diagrams, handrails, special mirrors, an assistant call system, touch-sensitive washbasin faucets and other equipment necessary for people with disabilities.
Now 700 pupils of the Youth of Moscow physical culture and sports association, the Olympic Training Center, the Moscow Basketball Academy and the sports school of the Olympic reserve No. 49 “Trinta” named after Yu.Ya. Ravinsky.
Reconstruction of the stadium “Torpedo” and the development of the surrounding area
The Eduard Streltsov Stadium was built in 1959 as a training field for the football team of the plant named after I.A. Likhachev (ZIL) – Moscow “Torpedo”. Until 1976, there was only one stand in the arena, which was located on the slope of the hill adjacent to the field. After the reconstruction, which was carried out for the Moscow Olympics, the stadium began to accommodate 16 thousand spectators.
From 1978 to 1997, the stadium was home to the Torpedo club. Since 2003, the Moscow football club has played home matches here. One of the first in Russia was the installation of an electric lawn heating system. Before the 1998 World Youth Games were held in the capital, the stadium was renovated, and plastic chairs appeared in the stands. True, the capacity has decreased to 13,450 people.
After a comprehensive reconstruction, the Torpedo stadium will turn into a modern football arena. It will host all-Russian and international competitions – category IV (highest) according to the UEFA classification and category I according to the classification of the Russian Football Union. It will also be possible to hold rugby matches here in accordance with the requirements of the Russian Rugby Federation.
The capacity of the central arena will increase to 15,000 seats. An artificial turf will be laid on the playing field. Near the stadium, one full-size (105 by 68 meters) and two small (60 by 40 meters) training fields with artificial turf of FIFA Quality Pro level will be equipped.
In addition, there will be a museum of the football club “Torpedo”, a club merchandise store, a children’s football academy “Torpedo”, a cafe and premises for support services.
A comprehensive reconstruction of the stadium began last year.
“In April, we received a positive conclusion on state expertise, a building permit. In May, we began to work actively – we carried out earthworks and work in the preparatory period,” said Anton Yezhov, president of the Ingrad group of companies.
At the same time, construction of residential complexes with kindergartens, a school, a clinic, garages and parking lots is underway on the territory adjacent to the stadium. The city is also engaged in a large-scale reconstruction of the Simonovskaya embankment, turning into the Krutitskaya embankment, connected to the Marc Chagall embankment.
“In fact, a new transport highway is being formed in the city, which will connect residential areas under construction with the city center. Well, we will also get a first-class embankment for rest and walks of Muscovites,” Sergei Sobyanin emphasized. — A new standard for the design of embankments was made: the road was taken away from the embankment itself and received a full-fledged embankment — well-maintained, without cars. The residential area in this case is not cut off from the water.
He also urged contractors to build with high quality, so that new facilities would become an ornament to Moscow.
The implementation of the project will create comfortable living conditions for 8.3 thousand people and 14.3 thousand new jobs.
New football fields in Moscow
From 2015 to 2021, at the expense of the Targeted Investment Program of the City of Moscow, seven professional football fields were built for the capital’s sports schools at the following addresses:
— Sumskoy proezd, house 24 (YuAO);
— Novoryazanskaya street, 29, buildings 1–3 (CAO);
— Michurinsky Prospekt, Olympic Village, 2 (CJSC);
— Festivalnaya street, 4b (SAO);
— Suzdalskaya street, 25, building 2 (football stadium “Olimp”, Eastern Administrative District);
— Studeny proezd, building 1a, buildings 1–3 (SVAO);
– Saltykovskaya street, building 1v, building 1 (VAO).
By the end of this year, it is planned to build four more football fields at the following addresses:
— Paustovsky street, possession 6, building 2 (South-Western Administrative District);
– 9th microdistrict, near building 919 (ZelAO);
— Volgogradsky Prospekt, property 46/15 (reconstruction of the Moskvich football stadium with the construction of a shooting gallery and flat structures for athletics, SEAD);
– 9th microdistrict, near Columbus Square (ZelAO).
There are six large stadiums operating or under construction in Moscow: Luzhniki, Spartak, CSKA, Dynamo, Torpedo, Lokomotiv.
In 2014, the reconstruction of the Lokomotiv stadium was completed. At the same time, the Spartak stadium was built for 45,000 seats.
In 2016, the CSKA stadium for 30,000 seats appeared. A year later, the reconstruction of the Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena for 81,000 seats was completed. In 2018, after modernization, the Dynamo stadium was opened for 26,000 seats. In 2025, it is planned to complete the reconstruction of the Torpedo stadium, which will have a capacity of 15,000 people.
In total, there are 1,338 football fields in Moscow, including 144 full-sized ones, 1,153 football pitches and 41 football arenas. More than half of the football fields were created in school stadiums. All residents of the city can use them.
About 13,000 people play football in city sports schools. More than 300,000 Muscovites play in professional and amateur sports clubs.
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