Builder of FIFA World Cup stadium sued for $255,000
MOSCOW, August 5 (RAPSI) – On September 18, the Moscow Commercial Court will hear a 15.8 million ruble ($255,000) lawsuit filed by the Rostov Region’s Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Territorial Development against company Sport Engineering who is building the stadiums for 2018 FIFA World Cup events for violating contract deadlines, RAPSI reports from the courtroom on Wednesday.
Sport Engineering is the contractor for seven stadiums being built for the World Cup including those in Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Saransk.
The Rostov-on-Don stadium budget is estimated at 18.7 billion rubles ($298 million).
On Wednesday, the court accepted a Sport Engineering counterclaim against the ministry for 375,000 rubles ($6,000) for reportedly delaying the payments for the work. These financial issues have delayed the entire construction process.
Under the project, the new stadium in Rostov-on-Don includes a 46.2-meter tall building with three grandstand levels covering an area of 26,820 square meters, a 105 by 68 meter football field and a multipurpose sports facility that will host volleyball, basketball and indoor football competitions. The stadium will hold 45,000 spectators, including 5,000 removable seats.