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VORONEZH, July 26 – The stadium of the Voronezh “Fakel”, which returned to the top division of the Russian football championship after 21 years, is ready for the first home match, more than 15 thousand fans are expected to attend it, Governor of the region Alexander Gusev said on his Telegram channel.
The last time Fakel played in the top division was in the 2001 season. This season of the Russian Premier League (RPL) “Fakel” holds home matches at the Central Stadium of Trade Unions, which seats just over 20,000 spectators. Fakel will play its first home match on July 30 against Dynamo Moscow.
“The central stadium of the trade unions is ready for the game between Fakel and Dynamo. We did everything on time to hold Premier League matches here … In addition to construction work that can be assessed visually, there were a lot of hidden works that were important from the point of view in terms of certification of the stadium and obtaining a license. We managed to do everything,” the governor wrote.
The head of the region also addressed the fans, asking them to come to the stadium early.
“There will be a new pass system, and more than 15,000 fans will come to the stadium. I hope we will manage without interruptions in work. Spectators will be allowed into the stands 2.5 hours before the start of the match, so we will make an interesting interactive and entertaining program so that the fans do not get bored at the stadium,” Gusev wrote.