At 6am one of the largest hot air balloons in Russia (with a volume of 10 thousand cubic meters) flew 150 meters up in the air and raised a banner made especially by the Zenit fans. Measuring 60 x 40 meters and weighing 500 kilograms, is one of the largest in the history of European football.
Taking two weeks to make it consists of 2,400 square meters of fabric and more than 900 liters of paint!
At 12:00, the club will officially begin celebrating the club’s 95th birthday with the firing of the midday cannon from the Peter and Paul Fortress, with Sergey Semak and the club’s general director Alexander Medvedev taking aim with the artillery.
At the same time, to honour this important birthday for both Zenit and the city of St. Petersburg, the Rostral columns will be lit.
Zenit Football Club wishes to thank all those who’ve helped in the birthday celebrations so far, especially the medical workers and law enforcement officers who’ve been helping us arrange everything.
All celebration events have been organised in compliance with social distancing to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
Zenit congratulates all the blue-white-sky blue family on the 95th anniversary of our great club!