OSK Metalist (Stadion Metalist)
|506 (VIP seats)|
|500 (Press seats)|
|242 (Commentator seats)|
|102 (Disabled seats)|
|Clubs||FC Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Renovations||1961-67, 1970-74, 1998-2007, 2008-2009|
|Attendance record||42 000 (23.09.1980 Metalist-Tawrija)|
|Design||Z. W. Permyloskij (1927), J. A. Tabakowa (1970), Instytut Kharkivproekt (2009)|
|Address||Plekhanovska St. 65 Metalist stadium UA - 61001 KHARKIV|
Description: Stadion Metalist
Built in place of a cemetery back in 1926 this stadium instantly became the city’s largest sporting venue. As it was raised by local factory workers, its name was Traktor. In 1967 it rose above the 10,000 boarder (also received its third and final name - Metalist) and by 1974 it was already 40,000.
During 80’s and 90’s the stadium went through more redevelopment works, but was still judged as poor compared to 21st century standards. That’s why in 2007 another major revamp started with most visible effects being dismantling and rebuilding the eastern stand and widening the roof thanks to 24 huge cantilevers placed around the stadiums. Those were not the only works, though – almost all of the ground has changed, starting from facades, seats and giant screens, and ending with equipment and furniture inside specific rooms.
Przed modernizacją z 2009:
Kharkiv: Metalist stadium at risk of destruction?
The Ukrainian host of Euro 2012 is reportedly at risk of literally falling apart. Errors during the very foundation stage may result in catastrophe if repairs aren’t made fast.
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Euro 2012: All-time attendance record confirmed!
In total, Euro 2012 games were seen by some 1,440,000 people. Even keeping in mind that some sold tickets went unused, this is a very impressive figure. Euro 1996 record has been beaten by over 200,000 people.
Euro 2012: Stadia filled beyond capacity, but seats left empty
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Euro 2012: All group games nearly sold out
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Euro 2012: Over 1,000,000 people – record broken, new one to come
Most previous Euro hosts have been working on results like these until semifinals or even final game. Meanwhile yesterday’s last group games brought total number of spectators to over 1 million people. Poland and Ukraine would have to witness a disaster not to set a new Euro record of attendance.
Euro 2012: Poland and Ukraine going for attendance record!
Only in the first round of the group phase 356,000 people came to 8 stadia of the tournament. That means so far attendance is highest since the introduction of individual seats and 16-team format.
Euro 2012 Venue Guide just for you!
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