99 problems but a pitch ain’t one

I forgot to add this, a guide to Perm from the Football Supporters Federation.

On the ground:

The Zvezda Stadium was formerly known as the Lenin Komsomol stadium until the fall of the Soviet Union. Opened in 1969, like many other Russian stadia it is covered with artificial turf to help keep conditions playable during the Russian winter.

On the city:

The city is dominated by the enormous Kama River, Europe’s fourth largest. The river is at its narrowest as it flows through the city to the north, but is still over 1km wide at this point.

Nice.  For river fans, here are some good pics.

Here’s how it all fits together:


So technically, people worried about transfers from Moscow ought to be able to find a way by boat.

Anyway, it promises to be a tremendous second leg, and I’m gutted that there’ll be no way to see it.  It’s a trip I’d love to make.

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