Metalist Stadium

Capacity38 500
CountryUkraine
CityKharkiv
ClubsFK Metalist 1925 Kharkiv
Floodlights 2,400 lux
Inauguration 12.09.1926
Renovations 1961-67, 1970-74, 1998-2007, 2008-2009
Record attendance 42,000 (23.09.1980 Metalist - Tawrija)
Address Plekhanovska St. 65 Stadion Metalist UA - 61001 KHARKIV

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Description: Stadion Metalist

History of this Benue reaches back to 1926, when it was built next to local tractor factory. Everything has changed since then, though. First in late 1960’s when the stadium was completely rebuilt. Parts of that ground exist even today, but only as historical monuments integrated into an otherwise modern stadium. Despite Kharkiv being a strong contender to host Euro 2012 with its solid infrastructure, the stadium was another advantage.

Plans to redevelop it were existent already when Poland and Ukraine were chosen as host countries and reconstruction ended already in 2009, when some cities were just starting their projects. Moreover, this venue didn’t put public budget at risk as it was privately-founded by Oleksandr Jaroslavsky, the owner of Metalist football club. Most distinctive feature of the stadium after redevelopment are “spider legs” – roof elements reaching well over the stadium itself.

Euro 2012 games

GameAttendanceTimeStage
Netherlands - Denmark 0:1 35,923 09.06.2012 18:00 Group B
Netherlands - Germany 1:2 37,750 13.06.2012 20:45 Group B
Netherlands - Portugal 1:2 37,445 17.06.2012 20:45 Group B

Average attendance: 37,039

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Tournament pictures

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    Stadium on Netherlands - Portugal matchday.,
    17.06.2012 © Irene Mei
  • Metalist Stadium
    Stadium on Netherlands - Portugal matchday.,
    17.06.2012 © Irene Mei
  • Metalist Stadium
    Stadium on Netherlands - Portugal matchday.,
    17.06.2012 © Irene Mei
  • Metalist Stadium
    Stadium on Netherlands - Portugal matchday.,
    17.06.2012 © Irene Mei
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    Metalist Stadium with Euro 2012 banners.,
    19.05.2012 © ElektraUA.Livejournal.com
  • Metalist Stadium
    Metalist Stadium with Euro 2012 banners.,
    19.05.2012 © ElektraUA.Livejournal.com

Non-tournament pictures

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