A trace of Guardian Glass in sport
For football enthusiasts, one of the most exciting events of this summer has come! Millions of fans from around the world are watching the tense moments of the football matches taking place at sports arenas in the Russian Federation. Guardian Glass also has some “skin” in the game as several stadiums hosting the games and attracting the attention of millions are made with glass produced at our Guardian Glass plants in Ryazan and Rostov.
«Volgograd Arena» stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, was erected in 2017 on the bank of the Volga river not far away from Mamaev Kurgan. This is a cutting-edge sports facility with a screen and a field covered with natural grass and a heating system underneath. The stadium is round, and its façade looks like a cone, extending upwards, and is decorated with multiple intercrossing elements that, according to designers, trigger images of festive fireworks, commemorating the victory in the Great Patriotic War. It is not by chance, as Volgograd is one of the most famous Russian cities, bearing the title of a Hero-City. Guardian SunGuard® HP Neutral 60/40 architectural coated glass was used to glaze the façade and the catenary shell of the stadium with total square of over 11,000 square meters. This multifunctional glass with its neutral color helps keep those 45,000 fans comfortable inside the stadium.
«Saint-Petersburg» stadium is considered to be the most innovative and technically advanced stadium in the Russian Federation. The arena, located in Krestovsky Island in Saint-Petersburg, is equipped with a sliding roof and a drawout-mounted field. These features make it possible to organize matches in any weather, as well as organize public events that will not harm the grass field. This stadium can accommodate up to 69,000 spectators. The exterior of the stadium looks like a spaceship. There are masts, towering above the roof, which is a perfect solution to introduce the futuristic construction into the Saint-Petersburg landscape without harming the spirit of this city on the Neva river. Guardian SunGuard® HP Titan 70/54 coated glass not only helps protect from the changing weather but also the sharp sea winds, which are a plague of Saint-Petersburg. Thanks to the high performance glass, the stadium retains optimal environment at any time of the year.
«Fisht» Stadium in Sochi is located in the Imeretinskaya Lowland, Adler district of Sochi. This facility is on the territory of the Olympic Park. The stadium was erected during the preparation for the Winter Olympic Games 2014. As soon as the Games were over, the stadium was reconstructed to fully meet the requirements of FIFA officials regarding the arenas, designed for international football championships. The maximum capacity of the stadium is 43,700. This Sochi stadium was named after the main peak of the Main Caucasian Ridge. The mount’s name, in turn, stems from the Adygei language, and can be translated as “White head”. The stadium in fact looks like a mountain with a snow-covered peak. To glaze this sports stadium, Guardian SunGuard® Solar Light Blue 52 coated glass was used, which is architectural glass with a sky-blue shade and ideal solar control performance for project.
Guardian SunGuard architectural glass with multifunctional coatings are used in sports facilities and other building segments all over the world. These products meet the highest standards, it was used in the construction and reconstruction of key airports and hotels of the Russian Federation, the ones that are now hospitably welcoming football players and fans from dozens of overseas states. In particular, Guardian products were used to glaze Moscow airports of Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo, Pulkovo airport in Saint-Petersburg, as well as air havens in Kazan Volgograd and a VIP terminal in Rostov airport.