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Watch: World Cup Organisers Forced To Erect Thousands Of Seats Outside One Stadium

Watch: World Cup Organisers Forced To Erect Thousands Of Seats Outside One Stadium

The Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg will be one of the smallest used in next summer's World Cup.

Home to FC Ural, the stadium will host four group stage games next June. Fans may be hoping that if their team is drawn to play in the stadium, that it doesn't rain during in the game.

The stadium has been redeveloped ahead of the tournament, but it falls short of the 40,000 required seats. The redesign will hold 27,000 fans, so organisers have built a temporary stand at one end of the stadium, to meet the requirements.

Footage from Russian news agency TASS shows how weird the arena will look.

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Adding temporary seats is nothing new for World Cup hosts, but to see the section stand out so much, makes it unusual.

The first game to take place in the stadium on June 15th. Let's hope it doesn't rain. Otherwise it could be a wet evening for the fans exposed to the elements.

Daniel Kelly

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