The new Russian football season starts in just over a week's time. And the premiership's newboys Terek Grozny from the Chechen Republic look set to host matches at their home stadium.
There was concern over the ground's safety following a visit by inspectors last month.
But the Russian Football Union now says it's safe to travel and play on the Chechen capital's ground, although the current artificial pitch, which is approved by FIFA, must be replaced by grass.
The Premier League is expected to rubber stamp the proposal on Friday.
To date, Terek have been forced to play their home matches in the Stavropol region, 300 kilometres away, beacause of the instability in Chechnya.
“The committee has awarded Category A to the stadium in Grozny, which means that it’s allowed to host Premier League matches. It has the latest video surveillance system. So the situation will always be under control. The hotel for the players is 60 kilometres away, also in a secure area,” said Aleksey Zakharov, Head of Russian Football Union Licensing Committee.
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