On April 23 the Sokolniki exhibition hall held a 2018 Best Sports Facilities award ceremony. The event was a part of a global sports business occasion — Sport B2B Expo & Forum 2019, which saw over 1500 sport industry specialists come over from 47 different Russia regions.
Otkritie Arena won the Best Football Stadium award. This way the event organisers and the jury panel marked Spartak’s contribution to hosting the 2017 Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup matches.
Spartak’s commercial director Aleksandr Atamanenko elaborated on the management strategies the stadium’s staff have accrued over the years of successfully operating the arena and was also part of the wider discussion about sports’ global legacy and football’s future development in Russia.