Olympic Stadium Kyiv
|Clubs||FK Dynamo Kyiv|
|Renovations||1966-68, 1978-80, 1997-99|
|Construction||01.12.2008 - 08.2011|
|Cost||4 - 4,5 mld UAH|
Description: NSK Olimpiyskiy
Since Ukraine started bidding to host the event, Kyiv’s Olympic Stadium was always seen as the final match venue. Due to rather recent renovations in 1990’s it was the countries best ground, after all.
However it took organizers quite some time to find the ultimate concept. First one, chosen in 2007’s international competition, was done by Archasia Group from Taiwan. The Asian designers were dropped, however, as differences between investor’s demands and their abilities were supposedly too big. Thus a different vision by GMP Architekten was chosen later in 2008 and first works started in December that year.
Along this scheme main grandstand was rebuilt from scratch with a significant office block in front. Remaining sections were slightly renovated and the whole structure covered with massive membrane roof, supported by 80 slender pylons. Perhaps the most original feature are numerous skylights in the cover.
Euro 2012 games
|Ukraine - Sweden 3:2||64,290||11.06.2012 20:45||Group D|
|Sweden - England 2:3||64,640||15.06.2012 20:45||Group D|
|Sweden - France 2:0||63,010||19.06.2012 20:45||Group D|
|England - Italy 0:0 (2:4p)||64,340||24.06.2012 20:45||Quarterfinal|
|Spain - Italy 4:0||63,170||01.07.2012 20:45||Final|
Average attendance: 63,890
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.
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: 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.
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!