Olympics Stadium in Kiev- EURO 2012 Madness

June 18, 2012 Comments Off on Olympics Stadium in Kiev- EURO 2012 Madness


We are sure that there are football fans among our appreciated readers, so we intend to bring to your attention some great stadiums that would literally leave you speechless. First on our list is the largest stadium in the Championship of Ukraine and Poland. It has the capacity to accommodate 60,000 spectators for UEFA matches, even though its official capacity is 70,000 fans.
Located at the foothills of Mount Cherepanov, Kiev (Ukraine), the stadium has a rich history ever since it was opened in 1923. Its first official name was Leon Trotsky Red Stadium. Subsequently, between 1936 and 1996, it was further renamed to the Republican Stadium, except the period between 1962 and 1979 when it was commonly called Central Stadium. In the beginning of 1996, it was named Ukrainian Kiev Olympic Stadium in honor of the Moscow Olympics 1980. This is the name that we know also today.
Throughout the years the stadium has undergone many renovations and improvements. The last one was completed in October 2011, especially for Euro Cup 2012. It created a new stand with a modern press area and a transparent roof that hovers over all the seats.

 

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