The 2012 European Soccer Championship will be held in five Poland and five Ukrainian cities, Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported on Thursday. Claiming that such a decision will be made public by UEFA next Wednesday, the daily said that among Poland’s lucky cities will be Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Poznan and Cracow. In Ukraine chosen will be Kiev, Doneck, Lvov, Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk. According to Polish Sport and Tourism Minister Miroslaw Drzewiecki, the UEFA’s Wednesday decision will not be final. In his opinion matches will be played on no more than […]
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It’s been over 2 years since Poland and Ukraine were chosen to host the Euro 2012 championships. Politics and officials assure us that everything will be ready on time. – there will be highways, airports, and fast railways and the cities-hosts will be able to prepare well for such prestigious event. On the other hand from time to time there are some critical commentaries about the degree of the preparations. We decided to check how Polish cities are prepared for Euro 2012 We have visited 6 cities – candidates which […]
There are no large problems in Poland – said Michel Platini, who came with 2 days long business trip to Poland. – Poland and Ukraine have to continue their efforts. Six to eight cities, that will organise championship, are going to be chosen on 13 May- he said. One of factors deciding which city is chosen are contracts with hotels for so called UEFA family, that means campaigners, referees, sponsors, etc. rooms. Along with UEFA delegation in Poland, there appeared a lot of speculation about particular cities chances in race […]
The cities in which private investors took the challenge to arrange the championships are favorites to get the right of organizing Euro 2012 in Ukraine. Such opinion was given by Ukrainian experts taking part in the round table meeting In Kijow on Tuesday, which aim was to discuss the preparation for the championships. In cities, which expect the governments support , the progress is significantly lower. It is visible these days that Odessa and Lwow are not capable to catch up with others – judged Andrij Kapustin from the Euro […]
The Ukrainians made recently huge progress in stadium preparations for coming Euro 2012 Championships. Below the most recent photo relation from building Odessa stadium.
The experts from a special UEFA committee finished on Tuesday their two-day visit to Wroclaw which was devoted to the hotels and accommodation during European Football Championships in 2012. The experts visited all four and five star hotels in Wroclaw. They visited 10 working objects and construction sites of four following investments.
The foundations for the stadium on which the matches of European Championships will take place in 2012 were laid on Tuesday in Lwow. This is the second stage of building the stadium. The first one, preparing the terrain for construction, lasted from the beginning of last December. – Laying the foundations should have taken place on 20th January and we succeeded. I would like to emphasize that the works are held nonstop – said the mayor of Lwow Andrij Sadowy, quoted by local web portals.
UEFA decided to organize Euro 2012 in eight cities. Poland and Ukraine applied for expanding the list of host-cities to 10-12. The decision of UEFA can mean that the European Championships will pass over Chorzow and Krakow. – We have reached an agreement with Poland – said the head of Ukrainian football Hryhorij Surkis – Euro will be held in four Polish cities and four Ukrainian ones. The final list of the city-hosts will have been prepared by UEFA by May. Michal Listkiewicz the former head of PZPN (Polish National […]
41 737 spectators will be able to watch the matches on the new stadium which is being built in Wroclaw Maslice. During Euro 2012 three group matches are going to be organized in Wroclaw. A polish-greek consortium chaired by Mostostal Warsaw S.A. won the tender for building the object. As the Department director for social matters in the Municipal Council in Wroclaw, Michal Janicki, said that “the contract will be signed immediately” if other firms participating in the tender will not protest and the the city council will transfer additional […]
Zbigniew Boniek met the UEFA president Michel Platini at the game between Roma and Chelsea in the Master League. Both gentlemen had the opportunity to talk about the Polish football, elections in the Polish Football Association and about Euro 2012. It was in connection with the last one that Boniek brings good news for the cities of Krakow and Chorzow back from the meeting. „Michel opened my eyes to certain matters. In Poland no one realizes that, but it is as many as six cities that have equal chances for […]