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FIFA fan festival
The FIFA fans ' Playground is a traditional venue for city festivals and concerts.
The main point of attraction will be the scene made by the FIFA project, which will install a large street screen.
A new walking route along the Volga river Bank will appear between the FIFA fans Festival site and the Volgograd arena stadium

The FIFA fan festival is a great opportunity to be part of the 2018 FIFA world Cup Russia, the best place to watch matches outside the stadium

In Volgograd, the platform for the FIFA fans Festival was the Embankment. The 62nd Army. A large main staircase and the slopes of the Volga river banks create a natural amphitheater, which will accommodate thousands of spectators

On the territory of the embankment traditionally and successfully held events of public importance, including: sports shows, festivals, concerts in honor of the city Day, victory Day and other holidays. In addition, the opening of the Delphic games 2014 was held here and a live broadcast of the ceremony of determining the host cities of the 2018 FIFA world Cup Russiawas held

In each of the work days of the Festival fans FIFA, the audience waiting for a concert-entertaining program and live broadcasts of the matches of the tournament



Yelena Isinbayeva

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist in pole vault (2004 – Athens, Greece, 2008 – Peking, China), bronze medalist of the Olympic Games in London (UK) 2012, a three-time indoor and four-time outdoor World Champion, indoor and outdoor Champion of Europe. She broke 28 world records in women’s pole vault. The first female pole-vaulter in history to clear the 5-meter barrier.

Founder of Yelena Isinbayeva’s Charity Fund.

Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 host city Volgograd since April 13, 2016.

Oleg Veretennikov

Russian football legend, one of the most prolific strike men in the history of Russian football championships. Played 328 matches in the Russian Premier League, having scored 181 goals.

Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 host city Volgograd since June 1, 2016, when the volunteer recruitment process was initiated in Volgograd.

Larisa Ilchenko

Olympic gold medalist in open water, she is a Russian swimmer who was the first in history to win the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the swimming 10 km. The only female swimmer in history to have become an 8-time world champion. Holds the title of Honoured Master of Sports of Russia.

Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 host city Volgograd since September 10, 2017.

Alexandre Nikitin

In 1985 Alexander Nikitin helped Rotor FC to join Russian Major League. Captain of the football team until 1990, he played 300 matches having scored an overall of 100 goals. In 1993 won a silver medal of the Russian Championship.

Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 host city Volgograd since June 25, 2016, after being nominated by the football fans of Volgograd.

Cities organizers