|Clubs||FC Shakhtar Donetsk|
Description: Donbass Arena
This stadium wasn’t built specifically for Euro 2012. It wasn’t even built by any sort of authorities – local or central. It’s quite simply the first privately owned venue of that class in Eastern Europe, built at Rinat Akhmetov’s pleasure. Europe’s richest billionaire gave the venue to Donetsk and his own club, Shakhtar.
Though not meant for Euro, it was among key arguments when it comes to persuading UEFA that Ukraine and Poland are actually able to build a modern stadium. The proof was clearly visible as a vision of top class architects was taking shape already when the executive committee cast their votes. Donbass Arena, named after region, was ready in mid-2009 when other host cities were just starting to erect their arenas. However at quite a price – initially estimated at $250m it allegedly cost $400m in the end.
Euro 2012 games
|France - England 1:1||47,400||11.06.2012 18:00||Group D|
|Ukraine - France 0:2||48,000||15.06.2012 18:00||Group D|
|England - Ukraine 0:1||48,700||19.06.2012 20:45||Group D|
|Spain - France 2:0||47,000||23.06.2012 20:45||Quarterfinal|
|Portugal - Spain 0:0, 2:4p||47,400||27.06.2012 20:45||Semifinal|
Average attendance: 47,700
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!