CASS | Bobylev SergeiElena Ilyukhina, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zenit, explained what was planned to be done with the territory of the Gazprom Arena. Space will become a new hallmark of St. Petersburg.According to Ilyukhina, the Flagpole ice rink will be divided into different zones for adults and children, and will also be increased to 22.5 thousand meters. In addition to this, an open studio will be created near the Zenit stadium. A full-fledged branch of the Match TV channel can appear there. It is assumed that the space will start operating in test mode from March 4.The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zenith also announced plans to build a 24-hour heated swimming pool. In the summer, the area around the Gazprom Arena will be laid out as a beach.“We want this space to become a new hallmark of the city. In general, we have big plans for the development of the territory near the stadium,” Ilyukhina said in an interview with Match TV.Recall that in connection with the European Football Championship in 2021, the channel created its own glass studio “Ball”. It has become one of St. Petersburg’s most recognizable sporting attractions.