Overlooking the sea: Russian stadium looks like it’s floating on water

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The new stadium is built in Vladivostok, one of Russia’s most eastern cities, but it’s not yet open to the public. Take a look at what’s already being dubbed one of the most beautiful arenas in Russia.

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From a bird’s eye view, the edge of Cape Cooper - where the stadium is built - looks like a bright green dot that separates the waters of Amur Bay from the residential area of Vladivostok. The stadium is basically surrounded by water on three sides.

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Vladivostok’s Maritime State University, which owns the stadium, was at first reluctant to open its newly built gates to everyone.

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According to university representatives, the last touch-ups are currently being made: The stadium is getting its locker rooms and shower units.

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The fact it’s unfinished isn’t putting professional sportsmen off though - Vladivostok teams are already using the football field for training.

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The Maritime University, which started construction work back in 2011, also has a yacht club nearby. For more than 50 years it’s been training young sailors.

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The stadium is also used for festivals. The first – a kite-flying one – was held in 2015.

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People who live near the structure have an amazing view.

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During the summer local kids will be able to play safely near the stadium, as it’s surrounded by a three meter tall fence.

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And even during winter there will be a reason for local residents to look out of the window.

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Maybe that’s why three new high-rise blocks next to the stadium are dubbed “elite.” Prices for these apartments start from about 10 million rubles ($166,000) for a one-bedroom place.

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Do you need any other reason to go and visit Vladivostok?

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