Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin, who oversaw the completion of the stadium on Krestovsky island, has responded to claims by the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller concerning the quality of the coating of a football field. Your review of Albin left under the post of the public figure Irina Lavrinovic in Facebook on Monday, may 15.
“I have not seen Mr. Miller in the boots and on the pitch,” wrote Albin.
May 14, Miller said that the football arena is in poor condition. “It’s amazing, of course, the condition of the field is poor, there is really possible to get injured, shoes buried in the turf, the ball bounced on absolutely unpredictable trajectory,” said Miller, commenting on the decision to postpone the match of the 29th round between “Zenith” and “Krasnodar” at the stadium “Petrovsky”.
Assistant coach of “Zenit” Alexander Spiridon, in turn, said that such a bad cover, not even the outsiders of the championship of Ukraine.
October 10, 2016, it was reported that Albin temporarily moved out of his office in city administration on the construction of the arena for football club “Zenit”. In one of the areas on the site for him was organized workspace. To participate in various meetings, the official resorted to video.
Football arena on Krestovsky island was commissioned in December last year. The construction lasted almost 10 years, the total cost of works is about 50 billion rubles. The stadium will host matches of the confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA world Cup.