Arena Khimki

  • FK Khimki (2008-2009)
  • Dynamo Moscow ( since 2009)
  • CSKA Moscow (since 2010)
  • Final in the Russian Football Cup 2009

The Arena Khimki (Russian Арена Химки ) is a football stadium in the Russian city of Khimki in the Moscow Oblast. The teams of the football clubs of PFK CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Moscow FK wear since 2008 from their games in the sports venue with 18,636 seats, as the Dynamo stadium will be completely rebuilt. The FK Khimki occurs after relegation to the second class first division football since 2010 in the new Khimki stadium with 3,000 seats at. The stadium is located in the immediate vicinity of the multi-purpose hall Nowator Sports Arena where the basketball team of BK Khimki plays its home games.

History

The Arena Khimki was built on the basis of the 1965 built Nowator Stadium on Moscow - Volga Canal. It covers an area of 4.1 hectares. The construction work for the pure football stadium began in December 2005. Inauguration was celebrated on 20 September 2008 in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation RFS and local political notables. In the first league match of the FK Khimki met Saturn Ramenskoje; the hosts decided the game 2-1 in itself. Even before the inauguration met on September 7, the FK Khimki FK and Zelenograd (3:2) in the new stadium for a friendly match against each other. The venue complies with the regulations of the Russian Federation RFS as well as UEFA. In the final round of the Russian Football Cup in 2009 stood at 31 May in the arena of CSKA Moscow and Rubin Kazan over. The Moscow Kazan defeated 1-0 gates. For the first international game came on August 5, 2009. Dynamo Moscow lost against Celtic in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League with 0:2.

The plant was designed in the style of an English football stadium. This is especially evident in the exterior steel structure of the roof. The four individual stands are equipped with light blue plastic seats. The main grandstand is, however, the three other ranks, created two storeys. The highest point of the stadium stands 43.5 meters above the ground. First, the arena was planned with 12,000 seats without the opposite stand in the east; in the course of revision, it was decided to but the construction of the fourth rank. The capacity increased, ultimately to a total of 18,636 spectators and which are available for guests Fans 2,660 spaces available. For visitors and their accompanying persons 120 places have been established. In the 14 VIP boxes find a total of 350 people and the three VIP lounges hold 300 guests.

The playing field in the standard size 105 × 68 meters is illuminated by spotlights of 176 floodlights with 2,140 lux. Two, each 65 m2, video display boards are located in the corners of the stadium in the northwest and the southeast. In and around the stadium a video surveillance system with 99 cameras installed. Visitors enter the arena by 14 inputs with turnstile; added four VIP entrances, two entrances with ramps for disabled visitors, and a input for the journalists. The stadium could be evacuated in an emergency in 7 to 8 minutes. The press box offers the rapporteurs 150 seats and the press an area of ​​850 m2. The press conference room has 180 seats. For TV broadcasts 20 camera sites are present in the stadium. For each team, there is a dressing room with 240 m2.

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