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VTB Arena park project signed a bilateral partner cooperation agreement that will give an impetus to further development of basketball in Russia and also introduce the project on the international level.
Bearing in mind efficient cooperation, VTB Arena park chose “Game of the week” as one of the best self-presentation tools – one of the largest events of Euroleague. Broadcast of this game covers 55 million people in 155 countries over the world.
VTB Arena is sports core of the project VTB Arena park which itself is a unique example of comprehensive development of an enormous city area in the heart of Moscow. The project envisages reconstruction of Grand sports arena and other sites located on Dynamo Central stadium territory, renovation Dynamo Sports park and also erection of multifunctional complex consisting of hotel, offices and apartments. In the framework of the project it is anticipated to create one and only infrastructure of great significance from social and sports points of view. This infrastructure will include reconstruction of Grand Sports arena and Dynamo sports Academy located on Dynamo Central stadium area, restoration of Dynamo Sports park (8 ha) as well as emergence of the urban area comprising hotel, offices and apartments.
Project area is 31 ha. It is stated in the project that under one roof there will be not only Grand Sports arena, but also multi-purpose sports hall with capacity of up to 12 000 people where basketball and hockey matches can take place along with entertainment complex.
Project is headed by David Manica – one of the world’s best sports architects – who has a wide experience in designing the largest sports facilities worldwide in particular new “Wembley” stadium, “O2-Arena” in London, Shanghai World Expo Arena. The architect from the Russian side is Sergey Tchoban –creator of landmark projects in Moscow.
Grandiosity of the project lies in creating urban oasis – prestigious but popular at the same time where the spirit of the healthy living and sport will prevail. This place for entertainment, major attraction and place for appointments in sophisticated atmosphere where traditions successfully harmonize with contemporary solutions, where family values play the leading part, where environmental issues are kept in mind and a cheerful outlook on life serves as a guideline.
Andrei Peregoudov, Senior Vice-president of JSC VTB Bank and VTB Arena Park Project Director:
“We are happy that already this season we will start close cooperation with such prestigious and influential organization as Euroleague. Competitions conducted under its auspices are very popular. Euroleague games are organized on the up-to-date venues and draw a full house. We are certain that our cooperation will be mutually beneficial. Moscow will finally get an arena specifically for basketball games so that our partners could hold perfect matches! Partnership with Euroleague is the first step towards promotion of our project on the international arena”.
Zhordi Bertomeu, President of basketball Euroleague:
“We’re proud of our partnership with VTB Arena. Basketball game is becoming more widespread in Russia, and initiatives of this kind coincide with Euroleague strategy: to provide the most memorable basketball games on the best venues all over the world. VTB Arena park will be one of the most advanced sports complexes in Europe. Our goal is to help our colleagues in VTB Arena to shift the project to international level by using “Game of the week” – prestigious and well-known event - as a starting point underway and by sharing our experience with our partners”.