FIFA 2015 Preliminary Draw took place on July, 25 in Saint Petersburg. First time in its history 209 FIFA member countries made applications to participate in the Draw. More than 600 delegates, reputed statesmen, art, sport and show-business celebrities, 700 journalists took part in the event. The Konstantin Palace hosted Preliminary Draw procedure, which was carried out by FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke and world-famous football players.
Proxy Centre company was involved into preparation and carrying-out of the event, during which 14 Transport Desks and Welcome Desks in such areas as: the Konstantin Palace, biggest hotels of Saint Petersburg, Moscow airports (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo) and Leningradsky railway station. Our staff has been coordinating participants’ transport support – informational assistance, vehicles delivery to the boarding areas, calling taxi, volunteers activity supervision.
Proxy Centre area of responsibility also included organization of transport zones flawless operation on the project venues. In order to achieve this objective we have recruited 22 supervisors of the transport zones. Supervisors were handling the traffic on the parking zones, controlling participants’ boarding and de-boarding, overseeing the volunteers. Moreover, our company provided all the material and technical resources necessary for building up transport zones – barrier railings, cones, traffic baton, portable radio sets and other equipment.
FIFA 2015 Preliminary Draw Ceremony and the whole programme was delivered seamlessly and on the highest level: more than 94,8 million people watched the colorful show in 163 countries.
“FIFA Championship is one of the biggest sport events, awesome event of ultimate experience, special unity atmosphere and general enthusiasm. Carrying out such event – is one of our key priorities and a great possibility to let the world know many-sided and open Russia, capable of surprise and inspire”, - marked President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the FIFA 2015 Preliminary Draw Opening Ceremony.