Repair work on the Fakel home arena is close to completion for participation in the RPL

VORONEZH, June 20 – Repair work at the home stadium of the Voronezh Fakel, which entered the Russian Premier League (RPL), is close to completion, according to the official Telegram channel of the Voronezh football club.
At the end of the season, Fakel took second place in the Football National League and received the right to play in the RPL. The Voronezh team also received the necessary license from the RFU, but after it became known that the Central Stadium of Trade Unions, where Fakel plays its home matches, does not meet RPL standards.
“The Governor of the Voronezh Region Alexander Viktorovich Gusev inspected the preparation of the Central Stadium of Trade Unions. It is already entering the finish line: a new media board is ready for operation, lighting masts have been repaired and painted, which will be equipped with new floodlights arriving in Voronezh today,” the report says.
According to the club, a new automatic watering system for natural turf has already been installed, and the damaged areas of the field and the lawn in the penalty areas will be replaced this week. The LED panels will be installed after the completion of the work on the football field.
“The foundation for the installation of access control systems and pavilions is already ready, the equipment will arrive before the end of this week. The press box has been repaired, and advertising has been removed from the facade of the arena at the request of the main broadcaster – painting work is underway there, branded banners are being installed. All stadium ticket offices are being put in order. Repairs have been carried out. in the new spacious locker rooms, professional sports furniture will be installed there in the coming days,” informs the club.
Also, the arrangement of places of increased comfort is nearing completion, and the installation of new seats will begin there within a few days. According to the recommendations of the relevant specialist from the RFU, the VAR room is being equipped. By the end of the month, platforms for video cameras will be installed.
The last time Fakel played in the top division of Russian football was in the 2001 season.
The central stadium of the trade unions was the home arena of “Fakel” in all seasons of the club’s performance in the top division of domestic football (in 1985, 1992, 1997, 2000 and 2001). The stadium is the main sports arena of Voronezh and can accommodate 21,305 spectators. Here, on November 17, 2010, the Russian national football team played a friendly match against the Belgian national team, losing with a score of 0:2.

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