Avangard to equip FC Crvena Zvezda’s Rajko Mitic stadium

AVANGARD LLC is to supply the home arena of FC Crvena Zvezda, Rajko Mitic stadium, with 3,000 of their ‘Pobeda’ stadium seats. The first shipment having already been delivered to site.


Previously known as Red Star Stadium, and also known as Marakana, Rajko Mitić Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Belgrade, Serbia. It has been the home ground of FC Crvena Zvezda, better known as Red Star Belgrade, since 1963.


Renamed in December 2014 in honour of the club’s former player and legend Rajko Mitić, the stadium has a seating capacity of 55,538; making it the largest stadium in Serbia by capacity.


The Stadium has hosted numerous international matches at a senior level, including European Cup final in 1973 and UEFA European Championship finals in 1976.


Since the 1980s, every renovation has seen capacity decrease, as Red Star Belgrade adhere to the latest safety regulations outlined by UEFA. The conversion to all-seating in the mid 1990’s for example saw the capacity diminish by just over half to 60,000.


Recent renovations have seen the installation of under-soil heating in 2008 and now the installation of new seats, courtesy of Avangard LLC.


As for the future of the historic stadium, Red Star Belgrade are currently formulating plans to construct a brand new 50,000-capacity venue. Expected to cost anywhere between €450-600m, the design is said to resemble a the shape of ‘star’ with five triangular points.


About Avangard LLC

Avangard LLC was first established in 2004. It is a manufacturing company based in Izhevsk, Russia, specialising in the production of stadium seats, tribunes (including telescopic bleachers), canopies, etc.


The company’s signature achievement to date is that it equipped six of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ venues with its products, including the biggest one, with 81,000 of their ‘Etalon-M’ seats having been installed at Luzhniki Stadium; the host venue for the Opening and Final games.


Avangard has worked on many other sport facilities for international events and championships, with more than 4,000 sport facilities equipped with its products.


The company exports its goods to fourteen countries, such us: Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, Bulgaria, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Kirghizia, Turkmenia, Armenia, Serbia and Slovenia.


AVANGARD supplied Luzhniki Stadium with 81,000 of their ‘Etalon-M’


2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ portfolio

  • 81,000 of Avangard’s ‘Etalon-M’ seats were installed at Luzhniki Stadium 
  • 45,000 ‘Pobeda-M were installed at Nizhniy Novgorod stadium
  • 35,000 of its ‘Pobeda – M’ and ‘Olympia-2’ were installed at Ekaterinburg Arena stadium 
  • 45,000 Pobeda-M were installed at Volgograd Arena stadium
  • 35,000 Pobeda-M were installed at Kaliningrad
  • Samara Arena 


Avangard has also supplied chairs and stands at:

  • 9 sports venues at XXII Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi
  • 19 sports arenas at XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan
  • World Hockey Championship 2006 in Riga
  • World Bandy Championship 2007 in Kemerovo
  • World Bandy Championship 2016 in Ulyanovsk


It has also equipped spectators’ arenas at sports complex Ufa-Arena (HC Salavat Yulaev, Ufa), ice arena Neftekhimik (HC Neftekhimik, Nizhnekamsk), and took part in the equipping of stands at Petrovskiy Stadium, home to FC Zenit, in St. Petersburg.


Equipment produced by Avangard is installed at central stadiums of Ekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Grozny, Astrakhan, Ulyanovsk, Uchaly, Yoshkar-Ola, Yeysk and others.


Oleg V. Smirnov, Chief Executive Officer for Avangard LLC, said:

Our main goal is to timely produce and install seating facilities according to any Customer’s requests.


Our own production base, modern technologies usage, working with quality materials and new production lines development allows us to achieve maximum efficiency in every project and put a reasonable prices. Application of the efficient design systems and modeling principles allows us to take the leading places both in international exibitions and local contests.


For further information, contact Ilya Grudtsin via e-mail at: avg@skavangard.ru or by Mobile/Cell: +79821238633, or visit the website at: http://www.skavangard.ru



Avangard LLC will be exhibiting (stand #6) at ALSD International – Europe’s one and only event dedicated to the Premium/VIP/Club Seat & Hospitality sector – taking place at Croke Park Stadium this October, where experts from across Europe and North America will be providing insights on how to increase revenues through new builds, renovations and service expansions, as well as via the latest F&B and technology offerings.



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