Adelegation of senior officials from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee and experts from FIFA visited Samaraon 21 June as part of the process of selecting the cities that will be hostingmatches at FIFA’s showpiece event.
Duringtheir visit the members of the inspection commission visited all the places andfacilities of Samara Region which are intended to be involved in 2018 WorldCup. Kurumoch International Airportwas among them. The experts were introduced to the presentation devoted tofuture prospects of the airport facilities development including the newpassenger terminal construction.
Samarais the next-to-last city in the inspection tour round the 2018 FIFA World cuphost city candidates.
Asfor today, 13 Russian cities are participating in the selection for hostingfootball matches in 2018. Russia 2018 Organizing Committee has developed aspecial five-criteria system in order to make a selection procedure moreobjective. Such important aspects as current provision of the candidate citieswith infrastructure facilities, social and economic level, investment programmefor future tournament preparation, 2018 World Cup concept as well as efficientuse of the tournament heritage are under consideration.
The finallist of host cities for Russia 2018 will be announced in September 2012.