Fisht Olympic Stadium (Russian: Олимпийский стадион «Фишт», Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht) is an outdoor stadium in Sochi, Russia. Located in Sochi Olympic Park and named after Mount Fisht, the 40,000-capacity stadium was constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, where it served as the venue for their opening and closing ceremonies.
The stadium was originally built as an enclosed facility; it was re-opened in 2016 as an open-air football stadium, to host matches as part of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup when it was known simply as Fisht Stadium.
Fisht Stadium is located in Sochi, in the Sochi Olympic Park in Adler, south of the Sochi Airport, at 15 Olympic Avenue. The Fisht Stadium can be reached by buses 57, 117, 125, 134, 173. A suburban electric train Sochi–Adler–Olympic Park also provides access to the stadium.
By 15 March 2017, the stadium obtained a building safety certificate, detailing its evacuation routes, fire-fighting systems and emergency response procedures. The certificate was a legal confirmation that Fisht was ready to host matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches, the stadium will be served by 2,000 surveillance cameras and 600 EMERCOM employees will be ensuring the security at Fisht.
In January 2015, a 3 billion ruble (US$46 million) project began to renovate the stadium in preparation for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup; among other changes, the closed roof was removed in order to make the stadium compliant with FIFA regulations. The work was expected to be completed by June 2016, but the completion date was pushed back to November 2016.
After the World Cup, FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg of the second division moved from St. Petersburg to Sochi to play in the Fisht Stadium. The team became PFC Sochi, the first professional club in the city since the disbanding of FC Zhemchuzhina-Sochi in 2013.
In October 2013, the Central Bank of Russia issued a commemorative 100-ruble note to mark 100 days before the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The blue-tinted banknote depicts a flying snowboarder on one side, and on the other the Fisht Olympic Stadium and a firebird.
Fisht Olympic Stadium is located in the city of Adler, southeast in the greater Sochi area near the Georgian border. It is located on the former Olympic Complex right on the shore of the Black Sea.
The city of Adler also contains Sochi’s international airport and has a major train station. The stadium lies roughly 12 kilometres from the airport and 11 kilometres from the rail station.
Multiple daily trains connect Sochi and Adler with station Imeretinsky Kurort (Olympic Park) , which lies at walking distance from Fisht Olympic Stadium. The journey from Sochi takes just over 40 minutes whereas that from Adler less than 15 minutes.
Bus furthermore 57k connects the airport with the stadium, and bus 57 runs from Adler train station to the stadium.
Address: Olimpiyskiy prospekt, Adler, 354340
Russia’s bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics was part of a broader goal to step back onto the world stage as hosts of major sporting events (the country’s last event was the Moscow Summer Olympics back in 1980). The challenge was threefold: to convince the International Olympic Committee that Russia had both the vision and the infrastructure to host such a major event; to develop the popular summertime coastal resort of Sochi into a world class destination for winter sports, and to design a stadium flexible enough to facilitate the Olympic ceremonies, then act as a venue for FIFA World Cup matches and, finally, become the home venue for a local football team.
For the first time, an Olympic Park has been designed as part of a Winter Games master plan. This unusual step guarantees a unique legacy for these Games, marking Sochi out as a winter destination for decades to come. Within the park, the main level of the stadium is raised on a landscaped mound, providing stunning views from within. The unique engineering systems will enable truly memorable opening and closing ceremonies while, post-Games, the in-built flexibility of the stadium’s design means its capacity can change over time to provide event configurations from 45,000 seats for FIFA World Cup matches to a compact, atmospheric 25,000 for local matches.
Winning the bid for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games has not only reinstated Russia’s reputation as a viable host for major events, but has transformed Sochi itself. The infrastructure that our work has helped create will regenerate the region, marking Sochi out as a year-round tourist destination and major new European winter sports center.
Fisht Olympic Stadium was built for opening and closing ceremonies of Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. The stadium hosts 40,000 visitors.
There are plenty of modern bars and restaurants spread around in the area, in particular in the strip along the coast.
There are many hotels in the area around the stadium, including multiple beach resorts, and many more guest houses and apartment rentals. Some of the better-rated hotels include the large Bogatyr Hotel, Imeretinskiy Hotel, Tulip Inn Omega Sochi, Abris Hotel, and Radisson Blu Paradise Resort.
Despite the problems and cost overruns surrounding the arena’s construction, Fisht did not fail to impress international audiences when they arrived at the Olympic Park. The 47,659-seat stadium is named after Mount Fisht, whose twin peaks (as seen from some of the Olympic facilities) bear a resemblance to the split white roof of the structure. At night, the stadium can be illuminated from the inside in a multicolored display, which plays nicely with the singing fountain in front, where the Olympic ﬂame burned during the Games.
The stadium stands at the center of the Olympic Park in Adler, 30 kilometers from the center of Sochi, on prime oceanfront property. Indeed, right behind the stadium is one of the Black Sea’s famously pebbled beaches, so bring your swimsuit on game day. The park also has a number of other interesting sights. There are several museums, including one palm-tree ﬂanked building housing a trifecta of museums dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, Nikola Tesla and the Soviet Union. Standing separately is an automotive museum, which houses both sports cars and Soviet classics. It may also be worth your while to visit the amusement park and get a great view of the stadium, the Black Sea, and the Caucasus all at once from the Ferris wheel.
Fisht Olympic Stadium was designed by Global Design Practice Populous and British design consultancy BuroHappold Engineering. The stadium’s roof was built from approximately 36,500 square metres (393,000 sq ft) of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) and was designed to give the roof the appearance of snowy peaks. The bowl opens to the north, allowing a direct view of the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains, and the upper deck is open to the south, allowing a view of the Black Sea.
The canopy over the Western and Eastern stands is covered with translucent ethylene tetrafluoroethylene. The material offers superior strength and corrosion resistance. Fisht is a UEFA category 4 stadium.
What is the current state of the Sochi Olympic site?
Following the Games, the Olympiapark has remained largely in use. The Olympic Village has since been turned into apartments. Only the Olympic Village Train Station, purpose-built to accommodate the huge influx of people for the event has remained abandoned.
What are the Olympic Stadium used for now?
Today, the athletes’ village, which hosted more than 10,000 Olympians, has been converted into a neighbourhood replete with shops, bars and restaurants, and which houses around 6,000 Londoners.
Is the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona still used?
Legacy since 1992
A recent report from the International Olympic Committee says that over 90% of the facilities used in the Barcelona Games of 1992 are still in use, setting an example for the rest of the world as a model to follow.
What is Beijing Olympic Village now?
After the Games, the Beijing Olympic Village will be turned into apartments for rent or sale, while the Yanqing and Zhangjiakou Olympic Villages will become hotels, apartments and a business cluster to serve the region’s winter sports industry.
Do Olympic stadiums get reused?
IOC research shows that 85 per cent of all permanent venues used at the Olympic Games from Athens 1896 to PyeongChang 2018 – and 92 per cent of permanent venues used in the 21st century – remain in use, long after the various Games editions finished, bringing social and economic benefits to local communities.
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