(KZN.RU, March 7). Kazan citizens will be able to take part in autograph sessions of sports stars, learn about the cities-organizers of the World Cup-2018, and take part in contests from 5 to 6 of May. The football park will open on the Yarmarochnaya Square near the Central Stadium.
Residents of Kazan are already familiar with a similar project, the Confederations Cup-2017 park worked at the same place last year. Ronaldinho, an ex-player of Barcelona and Milan, Jay-Jay Okocha, an ex-midfielder of the Nigerian national team, Alexey Smertin, a former captain of the Russian national football team, and other celebrities came to its opening.
The list of honorary guests of the exhibition this year has not yet been disclosed. According to Damir Fattakhov, the first deputy head of the Kazan Executive Committee, the organizers expect great interest from sportsmen, tourists, and the citizens. “This is one of the important components of the World Cup. A great event, we prepare for it!” he told journalists at the stadium “Kazan Arena” during the event in honor of 100 days before the start of the championship. “Since last year we opened the park of the Confederations Cup-2017, we have a certain experience. We were pleasantly surprised by the interest of city residents and guests of the capital to this event. We are looking forward to see which of the stars will visit it this year. I hope the Kazan people will show such great interest again!”.
A bright and diverse program awaits the guests of the event: open-air football games, master classes and autograph sessions of football stars, a presentation of the host cities, national teams, and matches of the World Cup-2018, attractions and multimedia quizzes with prizes, including tickets for the matches of the FIFA World Cup-2018 in Russia. The entrance to the exhibition and entertainment will be free.