|Construction||12/2008 - 11/2011|
|Record attendance||33,489 (Shakhtar Donetsk - Bayern, 17/02/2015)|
|Cost||UAH 2.288 billion|
|Design||Atelier Albert Wimmer, Arnika|
|Address||Arena Lviv, Stryiska 199, Lviv, 79031|
Arena Lviv – stadium description
Lviv’s New stadium was biult on the outskirts and had communication issue from the beginning due to lack of public transport. Actually, it proved to be trouble even before opening – first there were problems with contractor selection, then with architects’ abilities to cope with challenging design of Albert Wimmer, with strikes and protests by local residents along the way. All this resulted in high price (over double the tag on Legia Warszawa’s new stadium) and delays in opening.
First major event was hosted before the ground was even operable,, on October 29th 2011, when a concert by American star Anastacia and Ukrainian musicians and dancers gathering first ever sell-out crowd for the opening ceremony. First game was played by Ukraine against Austria on November 15th 2011. But the biggest event and in fact the reason for building this ground in the first place is of course Euro 2012.
Portugal, Ukraine: Euro stadiums to shelter refugees
In 2004, it was here where Croatia and France played their match at the European Championship. Now Estádio Municipal de Leiria in Portugal has become a shelter for women and children fleeing from war. Just like Arena Lviv, which has become a large Ukrainian centre offering assistance to refugees.
Ukraine: No to war!
Since February 24, many people's lives no longer look the same. After the Russian invasion, Ukrainians have to fight to survive. We strongly oppose the war in Ukraine and hope that the situation will soon improve.
Ukraine: Diplomatic spat over stadium naming
Tensions are growing between Ukraine, Poland and Israel over the renaming of one stadium and possible renaming of another in Western Ukraine after local nationalists. Partnerships are being terminated and diplomats urge Ukrainians to change course.
Ukraine: Shakhtar would like to return to Donbass
Within the next 10 years Shakhtar is hoping to be back to Donbass Arena in Donetsk. So far that’s only a wish, however. The only sports around the stadium now is kids playing in snow.
Ukraine: Debt after Euro 2012 still unpaid
The Olympic Stadium and Arena Lviv still have debt from before Euro 2012 pulling them down. Neither stadium has the resources to cover it, nor does the ministry of sports.
Lviv: Crisis again, no tenant at Arena Lviv
5 years after Euro 2012 there's trouble again in Lviv. Only one full season of Premier League has been played and FC Karpaty are again moving out to their old home.
Ukraine: Eurovision in Kyiv requires seats from Lviv
Roughly 7,000 seats from Arena Lviv will be transported from Arena Lviv to Kyiv in order to satisfy demand of Eurovision semifinals and final.
Ukraine: Karpaty relocate to Arena Lviv
This may be the very first season played by Karpaty at the remotely-located Arena Lviv. The Ukrainian club has confirmed a deal for the 2016/17 campaign.
Ukraine: Arena Lviv for the first time out of the red
In 2015 for the first time since opening the Lviv venue of Euro 2012 managed to generate a profit. The stadium repaid a piece of its debt and should also do well this year.
Donetsk: Shakhtar to return home in 2016?
This could be great news for the people of Donbass and possibly coach Mircea Lucescu as well. Shakhtar is reported to consider returning to Donbass within months after two-year exile.
Euro Qualifiers: England, Poland and Germany on top
Perhaps surprisingly, the three most-supported national teams during Euro 2016 qualifiers were England, Poland and Germany. In that order! Italy and Spain left well behind, while Austria strived.
Ukraine: Shakhtar to relocate yet again?
Ukraine’s superpower will play the next home game in Odessa. After the fixture Shakhtar may relocate all of its games from Lviv to Odessa.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
Ukraine: Donbass Arena abandoned indefinitely
Shakhtar Donetsk began their league campaign today, but holding any game at the ultra-modern Donbass Arena was out of question. The team have taken up tenancy of Arena Lviv, another Euro 2012 ground.
Lviv: Will Karpaty finally move to Arena Lviv?
FK Karpaty Lviv hosted only 4 games at the brand new stadium before moving back to their old home. Now the club may revise its plans, but not unconditionally...
Lviv: Karpaty still not moving to Arena Lviv. Why?
Yesterday some media informed about possible demolition of Arena Lviv, Euro 2012 host stadium. There is no such option, but it’s true that authorities are struggling to find any use for the venue. Preferred tenant Kaparty aren’t making it easier and present their expectations.
Ukraine: Two Euro 2012 stadiums for sale?
Quite an unusual offer may soon be on the table with new privatization law to be voted on. If it passes, numerous public companies will go on sale, among them the arenas in Kyiv and Lviv, as Kommersant-Ukraina reports.
Their Euro: Michał (5)
We end this mini-series with the story of Michał who went to 6 out of 8 stadia of Euro 2012. whenever he can, he also goes around Poland with his club Śląsk. Though on a daily basis he goes everywhere on a wheelchair.
Their Euro: Andreas (4)
Before Euro 2012 he had never been anywhere east of Germany despite being a huge enthusiast of travelling. But though he spent only 24 hours in Lviv, Andreas had a great time.
Ukraine: No games at Arena Lviv
As sad as it sounds, group phase of Euro 2012 may have seen the last big games held at Arena Lviv for months. The city’s largest teams has just started to sell season tickets. For their old stadium.