23.02.2012  19:14

IMG ready to cooperate with Anji

Delegation of foreign consultants has visited Makhachkala.

Top-level representatives of the world famous company IMG paid a two-day working visit to Daghestan. This is the world`s biggest company that specializes in the field of sports marketing, industry and entertainment. One of the divisions of IMG – the stadiums – gives services of consulting, running and execution of commercial rights. Particularly, on the company`s account there is constructing and organization of work at Wembley stadium (new) (the contract is valid for 25 years), arena of football club Galatasaray, consultations regarding the stadiums built for 2012 European Championship – and others.     

In the course of negotiations there were discussed concrete details of cooperation, IMG company is most likely to get down to work with Anji-arena, that was the target of the company`s visit to Daghestan. The delegation included the Vice-president of IMG (stadium division), Iain Barnett, director-advisor Noel Jeffs, head of Moscow office Irina Dyadyunova and manager Ibragim Mukhiev.

During their visit to the projected Anji- arena the guests were accompanied by the Security Department director of the project Alexei Sorokin and the Club's administrative and technical department director Nasrudin Gitinov.

The representatives of IMG examined all details of Anji-arena project. They showed their interest in all items: the period and the terms of construction, the quality of work, the communication lines, the under stands premises, the field view, the full capacity, the fan and guest sectors, the security systems, the spectators` comfort, the feed points, the water closets, the evacuation system, the arena`s environs, the entry to the territory, two parking lots for 4 000 cars, fans` debussing etc. Many questions concerned the nuances of the stadium`s efficient administration.

In general all provided projects and plans were approved by the delegation. The qualified consultants of the company meticulously checked every detail, down to the features of mentality of the Daghestani fans: in particular, whether they drink alcohol beverage before match, in what time they come to the stadium, whether they buy tickets beforehand and what the fans’ general behavior is. 
Following the results of detailed talks it came clear that IMG company was seriously considering the possibility of cooperation under the Anji-arena project. It`s planned that FC Anji will start new season on this stadium that will satisfy the European standards.
Here, on the pitches certificated at level of FIFA 2 star, football academy of Anji will start to function preparing young and talented football players of Daghestan in the nearest future .
In the event of the contract is concluded this project will be run by two respected leaders of IMG - Iain Barnett and Noel Jeffs, moreover, one of them will move to Daghestan to live and work here constantly, and the second one – will regularly arrive to Daghestan if necessary. Besides, Noel Jeffs ran the construction of the famous Wembley stadium in London and was the head of that arena for more than 10 years.

It goes without saying that in case of successful completion of the negotiations a group of the IMG representatives will move to Daghestan.
Rather big team of the company`s officers representing both London and Moscow offices will work in Makhachkala. Besides, part of the officers will be employed here, in Daghestan in compliance with the strictest criteria of professionalism. The workers employed in the club will undergo training both in Moscow and London, at Wembley stadium.
You`ll get additional information about the completion of the negotiations.