We want to inform you that FIFA requirements for Fan Fest are violated, especially criterias “Best Location”, “Proven Venue for Public Events” and “Easily Accessible”.
Vorobyevy Gory is a quiet park, almost adjacent to the University Campus, it is not touristic and connected to the city’s accommodation infrastructure (1.5 – 2 km from closest metro station) and is NOT RECOGNISED BY CITIZENS OF THE HOST CITY AS A MASS EVENTAREA.
Moreover, the organising committee did not take into consideration opinions of the nearby inhabitants, which does not comply with “Respect” and “Responsibility” criterias of World Cup 2018 Strategy.
We also send an open letter to Deputy Prime-Minister Arkady Dvorkovich to relocate the Fan Fest based on evidence of FIFA requirements violations.
Full text of Event Manual with requirements can be found here.