Euro 2012 stadiums (Poland and Ukraine)
|Tournament name||Design||Construction||City||Country||Tournament capacity|
|Olympic Stadium Kyiv||See||See||Kiev||65 720|
|National Stadium Warsaw||See||See||Warsaw||58 145|
|Donbass Arena||See||Donieck||50 055|
|Municipal Stadium Wroclaw||See||See||Wroclaw||44 308|
|Municipal Stadium Poznan||See||See||Poznan||42 004|
|Arena Gdansk||See||See||Gdansk||40 818|
|Metalist Stadium||See||Kharkiv||38 500|
|Arena Lviv||See||See||Lviv||34 915|
|National Stadium Warsaw (guide)||Poland 1-1 Greece||56,826||08.06.2012 18:00|
|Municipal Stadium Wroclaw (guide)||Russia 4–1 Czech Rep.||40,803||08.06.2012 20:45|
|Municipal Stadium Wroclaw (guide)||Greece 1–2 Czech Rep.||41,105||12.06.2012 18:00|
|National Stadium Warsaw (guide)||Poland 1-1 Russia||55,920||12.06.2012 20:45|
|National Stadium Warsaw (guide)||Greece 1–0 Russia||55,605||16.06.2012 20:45|
|Municipal Stadium Wroclaw (guide)||Poland 0-1 Czech Rep.||41,480||16.06.2012 20:45|
|Metalist Stadium (guide)||Netherlands 0–1 Denmark||35,923||09.06.2012 18:00|
|Arena Lviv (guide)||Germany 1–0 Portugal||32,990||09.06.2012 20:45|
|Arena Lviv (guide)||Denmark 2–3 Portugal||31,840||13.06.2012 18:00|
|Metalist Stadium (guide)||Netherlands 1–2 Germany||37,750||13.06.2012 20:45|
|Metalist Stadium (guide)||Netherlands 1–2 Portugal||37,445||17.06.2012 20:45|
|Arena Lviv (guide)||Denmark 1–2 Germany||32,990||17.06.2012 20:45|
|Arena Gdansk (guide)||Spain 1-1 Italy||38,869||10.06.2012 18:00|
|Municipal Stadium Poznan (guide)||Ireland 1-3 Croatia||39,550||10.06.2012 20:45|
|Municipal Stadium Poznan (guide)||Italy 1-1 Croatia||37,096||14.06.2012 18:00|
|Arena Gdansk (guide)||Spain 4-0 Ireland||39,150||14.06.2012 20:45|
|Arena Gdansk (guide)||Croatia 0-1 Spain||39,076||18.06.2012 20:45|
|Municipal Stadium Poznan (guide)||Italy 2-0 Ireland||38,794||18.06.2012 20:45|
|Donbass Arena (guide)||France 1–1 England||47,400||11.06.2012 18:00|
|Olympic Stadium (guide)||Ukraine 2–1 Sweden||64,290||11.06.2012 20:45|
|Olympic Stadium (guide)||Sweden 2-3 England||64,640||15.06.2012 20:45|
|Donbass Arena (guide)||Ukraine 0–2 France||48,000||15.06.2012 18:00|
|Donbass Arena (guide)||England 1–0 Ukraine||48,700||19.06.2012 20:45|
|Olympic Stadium (guide)||Sweden 2–0 France||63,010||19.06.2012 20:45|
|National Stadium Warsaw (guide)||Czech Rep. 0-1 Portugal||55,590||21.06.2012 20:45|
|Arena Gdansk (guide)||Germany 4-2 Greece||38,751||22.06.2012 20:45|
|Donbass Arena (guide)||Spain 2-0 France||47,000||23.06.2012 20:45|
|Olympic Stadium (guide)||England 0-0 Italy (2:4p)||64,340||24.06.2012 20:45|
|Donbass Arena (guide)||Portugal 0-0 Spain (2:4p)||47,400||27.06.2012 20:45|
|National Stadium Warsaw (guide)||Germany 1-2 Italy||55,540||28.06.2012 20:45|
|Olympic Stadium (guide)||Spain 4-0 Italy||63,170||01.07.2012 20:45|
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.
Kyiv: Serious financial issues of Olympic Stadium
Ukraine’s national stadium has some of its bank accounts frozen after audit revealed the operating company is unable to pay debts from before Euro 2012.
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.
Euro 2016: The largest Euro in history
Average capacity of every stadium outgrew all European Championships held in this century. Ticket number highest in history, but how does attendance look so far? Let’s see!
Poland: Poznan stadium financially balanced
While the investment may never be recouped, INEA Stadion is the only Polish Euro 2012 stadium operated privately and has a safe position.
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.
Their Euro: Sachiko (3)
Her heart beats for FC Tokyo, but every couple of years Sachiko books flights to experience football’s largest tournaments. Completely different experience than club football, but a very likeable one, she says.
Their Euro: Mladen (2)
Came from Rijeka to help Croatian supporters as a Fan Embassy volunteer. But at one point he himself needed help as police arrested him and since they didn’t speak English, explaining anything was hard. But despite that he fell in love with Gdansk and wants to come back.
Their Euro: Joe (1)
We decided to ask people from different countries and backgrounds about their Euro 2012 experience. Everybody, please meet Joe, who came to Poland following Ireland, probably the best supported nation of the tournament.
Poland: Wrocław sacks contractors, demands compensation
Just days after Euro 2012 ended yet another contractor is facing legal action as municipality of Wrocław terminated Max Bögl's contract to build the stadium – Gazeta.pl reads.
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
One day before the final, tickets are again on sale. In previous fixtures thousands of seats were left empty even if declared attendance stood at 99%+. How about more transparency, UEFA?
Poland: Euro 2012 ends, but work at Warsaw’s stadium goes on
Officially finished, officially opened, officially operational. Unofficially work goes on installations inside National Stadium in Warsaw. When “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” journalists found out, the operator of the ground pretended nothing is happening. But something is, apparently.
Poland: UEFA to pay dearly for flaws at Wroclaw stadium
When Wroclaw municipality was handing over the venue to UEFA on May 11th, both sides agreed that Euro 2012 organizers will cover the cost of any defects caused during tournament. Today the bill reaches €100,000.
Euro 2012: Warsaw pitch in need of repair, Poznan and Wrocław to keep their grass
On Thursday Portugal and Czech Republic weren’t allowed onto the pitch ahead of their quarterfinal game in Warsaw. Condition of the pitch is alarming and parts of it will be relaid. It’s quite the opposite in Poznan and Wroclaw whose part in the tournament is over.
Euro 2012: All group games nearly sold out
One could see empty seats inside the stadiums during Euro 2012 group phase, but all venues have so far had average attendance of over 90% of their capacity.
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: English supporters mock “coffin” threats in Donetsk
Not really a stadium case, but since we already wrote about the infamous BBC report suggesting racism in Poland and Ukraine is a serious threat to people. This time it’s English supporters who reacted to these sensations in Donetsk.