Concerns have been raised over the mobile pitch at the St. Petersburg stadium one of the venues to host 2018 World Cup matches.
After an inspection visit by FIFA officials revealed the newly installed removable pitch was experiencing stabilization issues, however, Russian officials were quick to downplay any concerns.
The construction of the 68,000 seat stadium in St. Petersburg also known as Zenit Arena, one of the twelve 2018 World Cup venues experienced problems since its beginning in 2007.
Russian agency Tass reported that the cost for work has grown six-fold than the proposed 100 million euros.
Despite confirming that some adjustments to the mobile pitch mechanism will have to take place to meet FIFA requirements the Deputy prime minister said the construction of the stadium will be finished on time.