MOSCOW – Heavy rain has damaged parts of the interior and landscaping around the Volgograd Arena, a new stadium that hosted four matches during the World Cup, the company in charge of its construction said Tuesday.
The company Stroitransgaz said on its website that “work on clearing up the damage started immediately” at the stadium close to the Volga River.
The 45,000-seater stadium played host to England's 2-1 win against Tunisia. Argentina beat Nigeria and Saudi Arabia downed Egypt by the same scoreline, while Poland edged Japan 1-0 in the venue's closing game.
It cost 16.3 billion rubles to build ($261 million at the current exchange rate).
A sloping bank between the stadium and the Volga River collapsed on Sunday during torrential rains in the city, pushing several tonnes of sand and rubble onto the road below.