New concept of the Nizhny Novgorod retains the location set in 2012, in western district of Strelka, picturesquely set along Volga, but currently deteriorated.
Visually, however, the plan sees a lot of changes. Despite no details of cladding being disclosed so far, the stadium is to be wrapped with whirlpool-alike surface, which in turn will be limited by an external colonnade. Similarly to the wrap, access routes to the stadium are also to be spirally encircling the entire venue.
Seating layout has been divided into two tiers – lower one forming a sunken bowl of modest size and upper, much larger and more dynamic with its ‘la ola’ motive. The upper tier is to be cut along the pitch, leaving room for two levels of skyboxes.