There are different kinds of stadiums, some of them are larger than others, and some of them are newer or more convenient. Many of them are as old as football tradition is. But all of them are closely linked with a great number of wins and losses, fans’ feelings and emotions, so each stadium is believed to be an integral part of football history.
Stadiums in Ukraine are no exception. There are some famous stadiums (as Donbass Arena, Olimpiyskii Stadium, for example) with its own history and traditions. But because football is considered to be the national number one sports, the construction of brand-new stadiums is an acute need. So today Ukrainian Arena Lviv Stadium celebrates its anniversary. It was officially opened on October 29th, 2011. Arena was planned to be built as an official venue for the EURO-2012 Championship. Its construction started in 2008 and was completely ended by October 2011. The total costs estimated UAH 2.3 billion. A ceremony of its opening was devoted to the history of Lviv. The first match was a friendly one, and played between the Ukrainian and Austrian national teams (Ukraine wins 2-1). Arena Lviv hosted three group matches during the EURO 2012 Championship.
While Arena Lviv was considered to be the smallest venue for EURO 2012, with a total seating capacity just of 34,915 seats, this Stadium is known for an excellent up-close viewing angle for all the action through the match and a welcoming atmosphere. Ukrainian ladies are crazy for football and are excited about visiting the favorite stadium.
Services and Facilities:
Seats for 34,915 fans
Restaurant (up to 700 person capacity)
4,500 Parking Lot
8 Conference Halls
Media Center (up to 400 person capacity) and Fan-Café
14 Corporate sky boxes plus Presidential sky box
19 stadium-facing fast food restaurant chains on the Promenade Level
Happy Birthday, Arena Lviv!