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¹ 2 (2008)
Rich mens problems
It may seem strange, but the lack of football infrastructure is mostly disputed in the economically developed regions of the SFD the Rostov, the Stavropol and the Krasnodar regions.
«The leader» of honor is the Rostov region. «Rostov as the city with the population over one million residents suffers from the shortage of football fields. It is nonsense that such a populated city doesnt have a covered football stadium», confesses the club director Leonid Kovaliov. As a matter of fact «Rostov» is the most stable team in the South and one of the most stable regional clubs of Russia it has been among the top players since 1992. In the Stavropol region professional football is going through a deep crisis: «Dinamo» of Stavropol that once played in the higher league of the USSR, has gone through liquidation because of financial problems. The club has recently got its professional status back but still doesnt dream of some place in the premier league. The leader of football in Stavropol is the private club
In the republics of the Northern Caucasus financing football clubs is more vital than the main construction. Only «Spartak» of Nalchik has some kind of safe
Gifts of Abramovich
For example, the head of the Krasnoyarsk district in the Astrakhan region found the sponsors and built the stadium on 1,500 seats. The situation in the Krasnodar region is different: favorable climate promotes some volunteer investments of the private companies as well as the state donations. They have learnt to make the football fields profitable. In 2006 the sanatorium «Sputnik» in Sochi put into operation the center for combined team training. It included 6 fields. The project was financed by the private investor and the Russian Football Union.
The process of the football players upbringing demands availability of the infrastructure and qualified training staff. This year «Rostov» has performed brilliantly, it has guaranteed its participation in the competitions of the premier league having five tours ahead before the end of the championship. But the General Director Deputy Rustem Alikov is upset because of the absence of the players from the Don land in the team. They do not appear in the premier league clubs as a result of ineffective cooperation between football divisions. The former management personnel of Krasnodar «Kuban» paid special attention to creation of cooperating system involving the football teams of all levels and supported the clubs of the lower divisions. The new owners, the Ukrainian mining and smelting holding «The Donbass Industrial Union», officially declared its prior orientation on the native residents. In «Alaniya» about fifteen players are the graduators of two football youth sports schools of Northern Osetiya. Besides, some 60 people from Osetiya play for other Russian clubs of two higher divisions. Stavropol also works for the Russian football though there are no clubs in the region yet. The graduators of Stavropol Olympic Reserve College play in the teams of the premier league.
Almost all the regions have
The Russian Football Union build a training center for the club. It will have tree fields and a boarding school
As for Stavropol, they are planning to build a football academy that would house some fields and halls. And the president of the Volgograd «Rotor» Soccer Club Vladimir Gorjunov claimed, that he had found foreign investors for the construction of a new water stadium with waterpark and hotel complex. It will all cost USD 500700 mln.
Roman Abramovich football fields for the South of Russia
The largest football projects of the SFD