|Construction||12.2008 - 11.2011|
|Cost||2,288 mld UAH|
|Design||Atelier Albert Wimmer, Arnika|
Description: Arena Lviv
Initially in Lviv’s bid to host Euro 2012 games Stadion Ukraina was given as main venue. It was supposed to be rebuild with capacity around 40,000, a 30% increase. However as time went by final decision was made to build a new arena in southern outskirts of the city, near the bus station. Competition was announced in 2008 with Austrian Albert Wimmer winning and Ukrainian company Arnika responsible for documentation based on Wimmer’s design.
Construction works started in December 2008 and went through numerous stand-stills (strike, local residents’ protest and erroneous documentation were among reasons), but finally ended in late 2011, meeting UEFA’s “6-months ahead of Euro 2012” deadline. Opening ceremony took place in October when most systems weren’t working. They were launched not soon later, though. Construction was subject to numerous controversies and cost almost twice as much as similar stadiums cost in other European countries.
FK Lviv and Karpaty Lviv were two teams to play their games here, but after having tested it in several fixtures both moved back to their previous ground. It’s possible they will give it another try after Euro 2012.
Euro 2012 games
|Germany - Portugal 1:0||32,990||09.06.2012 20:45||Group B|
|Denmark - Portugal 2:3||31,840||13.06.2012 18:00||Group B|
|Denmark - Germany 1:2||32,990||17.06.2012 20:45||Group B|
Average attendance: 32,607
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: 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.
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?
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: 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!
Not all of us have tickets, not everyone is even planning on taking the trip to Poland and Ukraine. But for those who plan we prepared some helpful tips on host-cities. For those without a plan, it's still not too late!