The Minister of Sport visited Pomerania on Saturday, where he participated in the opening of next two playgrounds included in the program “My Playground Eaglet 2012”. Asked about an opinion on the state of preparations to Europe football championships in Poland Minister Drzewiecki stated, that he recently participated in a cycle of meetings of organizer cities’ representatives. „I can say that today the best situation, unlike at the beginning, is in Warsaw, since that stadium is actually under construction, even though it all started at last. The tender was successfully […]
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Polish Minister of Sports and Tourism Mirosław Drzewiecki and Andrzej Bogucki, Board Member of PL 2012 have met with a visiting trade mission from Saudi Arabia. The visit of potential investors is the result of Minster Drzewiecki’s, Treasury Minister’s Aleksander Grad’s and Prime Minister’s Donald Tusk’s visit to Saudi Arabia last March. The main subject of the talks were possible investments ahead of the UEFA EURO 2012 Football Championship which will begin in Poland and Ukraine in 1045 days. Andrzej Bogucki of PL 2012, the coordinator of preparatory undertakings for […]
UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed that the final decision concerning EURO 2012 host cities will be taken in December. During his of the western city of Poznan, Platini said that four Polish cities – Gdansk, Wroclaw, Poznan and Warsaw – as well as the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, have initial approval to host the event. The decision was conditional in the case of three remaining Ukrainian cities, however: “These cities have five more months to work on their progress,” he said. The UEFA president denied reports that UEFA is planning to […]
On Wednesday a cornerstone was built in under the construction of the stadium in Gdansk for the Football European Championships in 2012. Lech Walesa, the former President, Miroslaw Drzewiecki, minister of sport and tourism, Marcin Herra, chief-executive of PL.2012 and Grzegorz Lato, chief-executive of PZPN took part in the event. The facility, which will host three group matches and the Poland-Ukraine quarter-final is a cost of more than 600 million zlotys. Its tribune will have space for 44 thousand of spectators. The event of building-in the cornerstone was held exactly […]
The ground for construction of the Public stadium in Wrocław was the first one to be prepared among all of the stadium for Euro 2012. After seemingly difficult tasks which included removing several thousands of terraces , dehydration of the ground and replacement of the grounds, the authorities of Wrocław had to face much more harder task. The complexity of the bidding procedure and intrigues of the competing for this prestigious investment resulted in the fact that the Cort will have to select the company who will build the facility […]
Mirosław Drzewiecki, the minister of sport and tourism, visited the stadium on Friday. He got familiar with the project of the last step to modernize the facility. He did not hide that he is impressed by the Silesia stadium. The Minister had visited the facility for almost an hour. In the company of the marshal Boguslaw Śmigielski and Adam Matusiewicz he visited changing rooms, conference rooms, a point of command as well ass grassland. – The Silesian stadium is located in beautiful surroundings. There are no such facilities and changing […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘We can sleep calmly’ – says Michal Listkiewicz. ‘They will not take away Euro from us” – added Mirosław Drzewiecki, the minister of sport. Both of them were right. Now, during the debates in Bordeaus, The Executive Committee of UEFA confirmed that the Europe championship will be organized in 2012 by Poland and Ukraine. The fact that we have Euro has been confirmed today by the Executive Committee of UEFA in Bordeaux. However, the activists warned that both countries has to accelerate preparatory works.
UEFA President Michel Platini has urged the international community on Thursday to help Poland and Ukraine in their preparations for the Euro 2012. Poland and Ukraine need support of international community – quotes the National News Agency of Ukraine “Ukrinform”. In the last few months German and Italian media speculated about taking the preparation of EURO 2012 away from Poland and Ukraine. According to western press former communist countries will not manage such a huge project. Italians, who lost the battle to organize this event, were first to criticize. Platini, […]