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FIFA World Cup, 2018

FIFA World Cup became the largest sporting event in 2018. The championship was held in Russia for the first time, and the games were hosted in 11 cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Sochi, Saransk, Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad. Within the event, Proxy Centre company was in charge for implementation of two directions: transport support and organization of transport and information desks and transport zones work.

Providing transport services for the World Cup was one of the biggest projects Proxy Centre handled in its eight years of work:

The company provided transport services in eight Russian cities: Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don and Volgograd

The work, including planning and providing services for World Cup-related events, lasted in total over eighteen months

More than 2,350 Proxy Centre employees and embedded contractors worked on the project

Over 1,500 vehicles with drivers and over 350 employees in charge of assistance and coordination were directly involved in providing the transport services

The company serviced over 30,000 individual and group transport bookings

Over 500 Proxy Centre’s employees and embedded contractors worked at transport and information desks and in transport areas in all 11 host cities. 81 transport and information desks functioned at 57 objects of the World Cup.

During the preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russiaтм, Proxy Centre provided transport services, set up the work of transport and information desks and transport areas at the seminar in Sochi for teams playing in the World Cup and during FIFA representatives’ inspection visits to the host cities

Proxy Centre took part in preparing and holding World Cup related events, such as the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia in June–July 2017, and the World Cup Final Draw held on 1 December 2017 in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow

The client groups to which Proxy Centre provided transport services during the World Cup for:

  • Members of official international delegations, statespersons, including heads of state
  • Members of FIFA and other international and national football organisations
  • Members of the World Cup Organising Committee
  • Football teams participating in the World Cup, coaches and staff
  • World Cup referees

11 host cities

57 objects of the World Cup

81 transport and information desks

>30 000 individual and group transport bookings

>2 350 employees and embedded contractors worked on the project