Friday, 29 January 2016

FIFA has approved the list of Venue Specific
Training Sites for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
submitted by the Russia 2018 Local Organising
Committee, Fifa.com has reported.
The list includes 36 VSTSs in 11 Host Cities, three
for each one of the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums.
The VSTSs will be available for training sessions of
the national teams participating in the 2018 FIFA
World Cup and in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
ahead of matches at the associated stadiums.
The VSTSs must meet a number of requirements in
order to provide adequate conditions for the teams.
One of the stadia
In particular, they must have a high-quality natural
grass pitch compliant with international standards,
a press centre for a minimum of 100 people,
equipped dressing rooms and stands with a
minimum capacity for 500 people that can
potentially be used by media and also spectators,
should an open-to-public training session be held
there.
It is still to be decided which will be the two main
VSTSs and the back-up one associated to each
stadium.
All 36 VSTSs were included in the Russia 2018
infrastructure programme. Ten of them are newly
built, while the remaining 26 are being renovated.
Training sites to be used during the FIFA
Confederations Cup Russia 2017 must be
commissioned by 1 May 2017, while the deadline
for facilities to be used for the FIFA World Cup is 1
May 2018.

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