Construction on the 2018 FIFA World Cup football stadium in Nizhny Novgorod is nearing completion, as shown in footage shot Thursday.
The brand new 45,000-capacity stadium is one of 11 that will host matches between national teams from June 14 onwards next year.
Citywide celebrations, concerts and other large events will also be held at the stadium, which has cost Russia 17.9 billion rubles... Еще (EUR 262 mil) since construction began in 2015.
The Russian Ministry of Sport has spent over 8 Billion euros in to date on preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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