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.
Vladivostok’s Maritime State University, which owns the stadium, was at first reluctant to open its newly built gates to everyone.
According to university representatives, the last touch-ups are currently being made: The stadium is getting its locker rooms and shower units.
The fact it’s unfinished isn’t putting professional sportsmen off though - Vladivostok teams are already using the football field for training.
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.
The stadium is also used for festivals. The first – a kite-flying one – was held in 2015.
People who live near the structure have an amazing view.
During the summer local kids will be able to play safely near the stadium, as it’s surrounded by a three meter tall fence.
And even during winter there will be a reason for local residents to look out of the window.
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.
Do you need any other reason to go and visit Vladivostok?
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