Russians Get Creative for World Cup Venue

Submitted by LongLiveBo on May 26th, 2018 at 4:12 PM

In order to become compliant with World Cup venue standards, Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg, Russia added seats outside of the stadium and I must take my hat off to this crazy idea.  


JWG Wolverine

May 26th, 2018 at 4:27 PM ^

Originally I thought there was no view of the field and it was just dumb, but now that I see the other pics...

That is one wacky yet genius idea.

Btw this is OT.


JWG Wolverine

May 26th, 2018 at 11:48 PM ^

I didn't know that simply informing the OP to change their title to make it even more informative without going crazy or downvoting them because of it is frowned upon nowadays.

Obviously I really don't care and it's not a big deal, just trying to help others out. No snarkiness was intended. 

Also, of course I don't need something to be labeled off-topic to know it is off topic, I just proved that to you by pointing out an OT thread was OT without it being labeled!

Just the hint of OCD in me talking and insisting on organization, that's all.

Moving on now...


May 26th, 2018 at 4:43 PM ^

In Soviet Russia, party always finds you.

Every country has a city they make fun of. For example, in America, you make fun of Cleveland. In Russia, we make fun of Cleveland.

Bando Calrissian

May 26th, 2018 at 7:48 PM ^

Feel like we already had a thread about this...

But, really, this is genuinely a great idea. The seats are no worse than nosebleed seats anywhere else. And considering Qatar is building new stadiums with literal slave labor, killing people in the desert heat to build slapdash stadiums that will be used for exactly one event, Russia's solution is both creative and a welcomed variation from the norm of wasteful, one-off construction projects typically done for world events like this.


May 26th, 2018 at 7:49 PM ^

I watched Red Sparrow last night.  I am trying to think of a clever way to tie in this post with JLaw's Soviet-style bewbs.

Nope, can't say as I have thought of one.

Just, Russians, man.


May 27th, 2018 at 8:59 AM ^

During the space race, the Americans spent over a million dollars to come up with a pen that could write in zero gravity. 

The Russians . . . just used a pencil.