The PGE Arena in Gdansk, Poland, is a host venue at Euro 2012, with three Group C matches and a quarter-final due to be played there. The stadium was originally known as the Baltic Arena when construction was started in 2008 and building was completed in 2011. The capacity of the ground is 44,000.
The first match held there saw Lechia Gdansk held to a 1-1 draw by a Cracovia and Polish side Gdansk now play all of their home club matches there. The ground also hosted an international match for the first time in September 2011 as Poland hosted Germany in a 2-2 draw because Poland's National Stadium wasn't ready in time.
The name of the stadium was changed to PGE in 2009 after the Polish Energy Group purchased the naming rights for 35 million zloty (€8.4m). The stadium is instantly recognisable as it has an amber exterior around the sides and top, with the amber specifically chosen because it is famous for being extracted from the Baltic coast.
The city of Gdansk is on the Baltic coast of Poland, at the heart of Poland's fourth largest Metropolitan area. It is likely to be a popular destination for many fans during Euro 2012 as it is the country's main seaport and has excellent transport links, with fans likely to flock to the city for the three group matches and a quarter-final match.
PGE Arena - Euro 2012 Fixtures
The following 2012 European Championship fixtures will be played at the PGE Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The stadium hosts three Group C matches and a quarter-final.....
|Date||Time||Match Preview & Odds||Stage|
|10th June||17:00||Spain 1 - 1 Italy||Group C|
|14th June||19:45||Spain 4 - 0 Rep of Ireland||Group C|
|18th June||19:45||Croatia 0 - 1 Spain||Group C|
|22nd June||19:45||Germany 4 - 2 Greece||Quarter-Final|
2012 European Championship Venues
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