In 2008 the stadium had the 80th anniversary. The parting match was on the 22th of November and then a great reconstruction began.
The stadium was built in 1928. Its first form was like a horseshoe and in 1936 the additional stands were constructed. Since that time the stadium capacity reached 54.000 and it remained the main Moscow arena till 1956 when «Luzhniki» appeared.

Once these stands were crowded but now there are only ruins.

The stadium had a great life with numerous fights and bright football moments.

Facades will remain the same even after the reconstruction.

“Budget of Dynamo – 41 million dollars”.

Old light systems of the stadium now are out of work.

The light control panel. Light, camera, football!

The plan of the light system.

Lamps that saw great football matches.

A sad view from above.

Birds will be angry discovering that their homes were demolished.

The stadium plan and a Moscow map.

A ruined sports hall.

Chic and pomp!

A stomatological chair.

Offices.

Staff only!

There are other interesting places like commentary studios  and staff rooms.

The time has stopped here…

The main commentary studio. It is the most exciting and pleasant place.

“23 August 1986 – All the family to the stadium!”

Some drawings.

Indispensable commentator’s tools.

A match summary. Dynamo – Torpedo-ZIL. 1:1

“I know the safety regulations.”

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