FATZER Qualifies for the Soccer World Cup 2018

FATZER is proud to manufacture the full locked coil ropes for the new Volgograd Stadium. The ropes with diameters ranging from 25 to 130 mm add up to a total length of 12 km. The minimum breaking load of the thickest rope is an impressive 16’200 kN.
Volgograd Stadium is a football stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It is located on the site of the previous Central Stadium next to the Mamayev Kurgan war memorial in the city of Volgograd in Russia. The location of the previous stadium is a Mecca for local football supporters of FC Rotor-Volgograd, with the older generation amongst them being able to remember European Cup victory over Manchester United in 1995 and domestic battles with Spartak Moscow.
The stadium has the shape of an inverted, truncated cone with an open lattice structure, which gives the entire building a monumental stile. The facade supports and the windbreaks incorporate aspects of a Victory Day fireworks display. The rope-supported roof in the style of a bicycle wheel gives this arena an extra element of lightness.
After the FIFA World Cup 2018, the stadium with a capacity for 45’568 spectators will be home to FC Rotor Volgograd.