on construction of sports arena in the western part of Krestovsky Island originally was given two years and the amount of investments was valued at 6.7 billion p.However, after more than half of the allotted period before the construction was still very far away, and the customer - the Construction Committee of St. Petersburg - terminated the contract with the contractor - the company "Avanti".

Continue construction was entrusted to the corporation "Transstroy", which is 13 billion rubles.It was to complete the work by the end of 2010.But this period was not sustained to the same
project has been changed, and part of the structure had to be dismantled.As a result, Glavgosekpertiza defined a new construction budget - 33.1 billion p.In 2011, there were some new requirements of the customer, which was the reference director of "Transstroy", explaining why the construction was suspended.He called protracted completion date of December 2013.However, in September 2012, after a second visit to the construction site, Dmitry Medvedev, who in the meantime had to stay and the president and prime minister, became known to a new date - the end of 2014.

Meanwhile, the customer talking about the next change of the contractor, the baton from which are likely to take any foreign company."Gazprom", which is the general sponsor of football club "Zenith" and partly finances the construction of the arena, called the possible successors "Transstroy".The list includes the German company Hochtief and Alpine, the Swedish Skanska, Japanese Kajima, American Turner and the French Vinci.Each of them has sufficient experience in the construction of such sports facilities.

There is no certainty that the said date is the end of the construction will be respected, but the deadline can be considered in 2018.It is scheduled be held in Russia the World Cup, and St. Petersburg was named one of the cities where matches will be held the main football forum of the planet.