16 regions are interested in holding the inaugural Games of Future

16 regions want to hold on their territory the Games of Future, informed the deputy chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Chernyshenko.

According to intermediate results, the following cities got interested in this inaugural international tournament in innovative sports: Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Belgorod, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad and Orenburg regions, as well as the Republic of Mordovia, Udmurtiya and Tatarstan plus the Primorsk, Krasnodar, Perm and Krasnoyarsk regions.

“As of today, 16 regions are interested in holding the inaugural Games of Future. Their representatives filled-in a special form on the web- phygitalsport.ru. The organizers already sent them instructions with respect to the further examination of their bid and communicate with them on all relevant issues. Let me remind that the main criteria for selecting the host cities is the adequate infrastructure which could be adapted to the needs of the tournament. Of the cities which showed interest one can mention Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan which hosted on many occasions quite a few international competitions. And for example, in Belgorod, Kaliningrad and Novosibirsk new sports sites were opened this year and competitions could be held there. It will be a tough choice. The final decision will be taken by the organizers after a detailed examination of the bids and upon the completion of inspection visits to each city-pretender”, – Dmitry Chernyshenko said.

The organizers of the Games of Future noted that the regions can show interest by filling-in the form on the web-site until December 13, 2021. After that will begin the work of detailed formation of the bids for holding the inaugural international tournament in innovative sports disciplines. This work will be carried out till the month of May of the next year.