April 2017

In April 2017 the city’s new sports facility, «St. Petersburg-Arena» stadium that will host the 2018 World Cup games, became the venue for the light show and attracted more than 50 thousand people.

Not surprisingly, the main theme of 3D-mapping installations was football, the history of its development in the world and a passion about football among the citizens of St. Petersburg. At first, the spectators saw the long history of the stadium construction: bulldozers, workers, the construction site. The welding was represented by the fire show on stage in front of the stadium.

Then the flame materialized into a soccer ball that flew through Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, symbolizing the development of the game from the beginning of time to the present day. «The journey of football» from the Far East to Britain ended in St. Petersburg: the ball flew into the gates of the Winter Palace, under the arch of the General Staff Building and was «caught» by a lion on the Neva embankment. After that, the lion turned into Alexander Kerzhakov, who kicked the ball and, of course, scored a goal.

The program of the festival also included fireworks, musical performances and an interactive program.