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DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE l ARENAS


■ VTB Arena (Dynamo Moscow) Moscow, Russia Opening: 2016


Russian football club FC Dynamo Moscow will be given a new home once the VTB Arena is completed in 2016, with the stadium being created as part of a progressive VTB Arena Park project in the Russian capital. Designed by US-based Manica


Architecture, the 33,000-capacity stadium is part of an overall US$1.5bn (€1.1bn, £884m) development to create a leading sporting venue alongside an expansive leisure area. The VTB Arena is being built on the site of the legendary Dynamo Stadium and plans also include a 12,000-capacity indoor arena. The Arena Park development is being led by VTB Bank, which is predominantly owned by the Russian government. The bank also holds a majority share in Dynamo Moscow. The park devel- opment will become home to a new sports and training complex, catering for both professionals and amateurs. Details: http://lei.sr?a=j7F8s


Rogers Place is due to open for the 2016-17 NHL season


■ Rogers Place Edmonton, Canada Opening: 2016


Work remains on schedule and on budget for Edmonton’s new downtown multi-use arena Rogers Place, with the team behind the project saying that the new arena will be “the best in the National Hockey League”. Dan Vaillant, with project manager Icon


Venue Group, said the arena would be “the best facility in the league (NHL)”, with a number of unique features including the HD video screen for the building being fi ve times larger than any other in the hockey league. To be primarily home to the Edmonton


Manica Architecture designed the stadium


Oilers ice hockey team, work on the CA$600m (US$559m, €410m, £329m) Rogers Place started in March 2014 and is


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expected to be open in time for the 2016-17 NHL season. The arena will seat 18,642 as a hockey venue, with capacity expanding to 20,734 for concerts. Funding is coming by way of CA$279m (US$255m, €190m, £151m) from the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) and other incremental revenues, CA$125m (US$114m, €85m, £68m) from ticket surcharge on all events in the new arena, CA$137.8m (US$126m, €94m £75m), from lease revenue for the arena, CA$23.7m from Edmonton Arena Corporation and CA$25m from other government sources. US-based 360 Architecture are working


in collaboration with Dialog, Manica and Arndt Tkalcic Bengert on the design of the project, while ICON Venue Group is working as project manager. Details: http://lei.sr?a=k3a3O


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