The Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, is the main hub of activity for Euro 2012 as it hosts several top matches during the championships. It hosts three group stage matches, a quarter-final and the tournament final. It is the largest venue at the tournament and is likely to be one of the most atmospheric as one of the biggest stadiums in world football.
It boasts a capacity of 70,050 and fans are likely to flock to Kiev to catch some of the action. The stadium has undergone many changes over the years, including name changes, and it received modernisation ahead of Euro 2012. The capacity was increased to its current 70,000 plus status and the roof was extended to cover all of the seats, with Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych officially opening the stadium on 8th October 2011.
The stadium itself is located in the centre of Kiev and boasts a wealth of transport links, including the metro, subway, airport and even the river port, which is sure to make it a popular destination with football fans all over Europe.
Kiev is the largest city in Ukraine, located to the north central part of the country, above the river Dnieper. The city boasts extensive infrastructural links and is one of the most popular cultural and scientific parts of Eastern Europe.
The city's Olympic Stadium hosts Ukraine's international matches and will host all of Ukraine's Group D matches during Euro 2012, as well as a quarter-final, and it has the privilege of hosting the tournament final.
Olympic Stadium - Euro 2012 Fixtures
The following 2012 European Championship fixtures will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. The stadium hosts three Group D matches, a quarter-final, and the tournament final.....
|Date||Time||Match Preview & Odds||Stage|
|11th June||19:45||Ukraine 2 - 1 Sweden||Group D|
|15th June||19:45||Sweden 2 - 3 England||Group D|
|19th June||19:45||Sweden 2 - 0 France||Group D|
|24th June||19:45||England 0 - 0 Italy (3-4 pens)||Quarter-Final|
2012 European Championship Venues
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