Arena Lviv

Capacity34 512
Country Ukraine
CityLviv
ClubsFK Karpaty Lviv, FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Inauguration 29/10/2011
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
Contractor Altkom
Address Arena Lviv, Stryiska 199, Lviv, 79031

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Description: Arena Lviv

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.

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