Euro 2012

Olympic venue exceeds UEFA expectations

06.12.2011 |

For a long time UEFA had doubts about the timely completion of reconstruction of the main arena for EURO 2012 the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kyiv, said UEFA Events Operations Director Martin Cullen. At the same time, he mentioned that UEFA has never lost its optimism. Two or three years ago we had doubts, but we were always hoping that everything would eventually turn out fine. Today we see that the promises were kept. Our optimism was the right decision, said Cullen. The Olimpiyskiy was opened on October 8, 2011 after the completion of 3 years of reconstruction and the first game on the revamped field was held in November when the Ukrainian national football team played a friendly game versus the national football team of Germany. 70,000 fans came to the stadium to watch the game that ended in a 3:3 draw.

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