Almost nine years ago, FC Moscow Dynamo beat the Tom club from Tomsk 2-0 in their final match in their home field before the stadium closed for reconstruction.
Modern media façade and historical tribute
The façade and roof of the stadium will be painted Dynamo club colours. Rhombuses will also be used in its design since the club has a rhombus-shaped logo. The club’s mascot is a bronze replica of Iosif Chaikov’s sculpture “Football Players,” The original is at the Tretyakov Gallery. The stadium will have a natural grass playing surface. A special system will keep the turf warm during the winter and a drainage system will sipe water during a rain. A fully automated in-ground sprinkler system will prevent over-drying. An 850-square-metre media façade will be installed over the entrance overlooking Leninsky Prospekt.
The western grandstands, a cultural heritage site of regional importance, will be retained.
Like the CSKA stadium, Dynamo too will be a training site for 2018 FIFA World Cup teams. Two other Moscow stadiums, Luzhniki and Spartak, will host World Cup matches.
New sports centre for football, hockey and concerts
Dynamo will become a true sports centre. Sharing one roof with the Lev Yashin football stadium will be the Arkady Chernyshov ice arena that can be converted into a basketball court or a concert hall within just a few hours. The stadium will have up to 27,000 seats and the convertible seating capacity will range from 7,000 to 14,000, depending on the configuration.
A sports academy will open near the stadium. This sports-training complex will have a gym for team sports, facilities for gymnastics and combat sports (wrestling, boxing, weightlifting, martial arts, etc.), two ice rinks, an indoor shooting range, squash courts, a mini-football area and golf simulators.
Sports park and residential buildings
The cluster will have a sports park with sport facilities, children’s playgrounds, special paths for cycling and rollers sports, a rosarium, and skate and BMX parks.
A residential area will be built as part of the project. It will house the Dynamo sport society’s headquarters, a hotel with 297 rooms, four office buildings, and six blocks of flats with cafes, banks, supermarkets, children’s leisure and learning centres, and social services on ground floors.
New stadium, new metro line
People will find it convenient to get to the stadium by metro: the Dynamo station is nearby, plus a new station of the Third Interchange Circuit, Petrovsky Park, will open this year. The two stations will be connected by an underpass. The entrance halls and escalators will be adorned with stained glass compositions depicting the Peter’s Palace. Silhouettes of trees will be painted on the ceiling. Grey and black cut granite stone has been used for flooring. The tunnel walls will be finished in white marble and the columns – in green. The station will have 12 escalators: four in two entrance halls and another four in the underpass between the Petrovsky Park and Dynamo stations. There will be lifts for low-mobility passengers.
Five more stations are or will be on this line: Delovoy Tsentr, Khoroshevskaya, CSKA, Shelepikha and Nizhnyaya Maslovka. Some routes will be shorter. For example, it now takes around 27 minutes and two interchanges to travel from Delovoy Tsentr to Dynamo. After the first section of the Third Interchange Circuit opens, the travel time will be reduced to 12-15 minutes.
The Third Interchange Circuit (TIC) with 29 stations and a length expected to total 62.3 kilometres promises to become the longest ring line in the world, larger than the second ring line on the Beijing Metro (57 kilometres). The TIC will have 17 interchanges to radial metro lines, seven interchanges to railway stations and two interchanges to the Moscow Central Circle (MCC). The TIC will be a fully closed loop by 2020-2021.