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 […]
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Last week UEFA, the governing soccer body in Europe, finally announced the four Polish cities that will host Euro 2012 championship games. Of the six candidate cities named two years ago, Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław and Gdańsk were chosen. That left authorities and residents in Kraków and Chorzów, which were selected as alternate cities when Poland originally placed its bid for Euro 2012, extremely disappointed. The rebuilt of the Public Stadium in Cracow is slightly different from the rest of the facilities prepared for Euro 2012. The rebuilt of the stadium […]
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 […]
“Poland and Ukraine”. With these words said two years ago, Michel Platini, the head of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Executive Committee announced the host of football finals of European Championship in 2012. What is the state of stadiums’ preparation? You will find the answer in following report. With every month bringing us closer to the Euro 2012 Championships, which will take place on the Polish and Ukrainian football fields the number of skeptics and malcontents (as media often refer to as euro-sceptics) is decreasing. The assurance of […]
Global financial crisis may make the job of preparing for the Euro 2012 football championship easier for Poland as demand for unrelated construction eases and prices drop, a senior official said on Friday. Marcin Herra, who heads the PL.2012 agency preparing for the event, told Reuters in an interview, the global slowdown in investment increased developers’ interest in key infrastructure projects, while falling prices of building materials should make the final price-tag lower. Infrastructure work is a major challenge for Poland and co-host Ukraine, which have to build not only […]
Poland wants to set a new deadline for the construction of their Euro 2012 stadiums, Sports Minister Elzbieta Jakubiak said on Monday. Since Poland won the right in April to co-host the event with Ukraine, early euphoria has been replaced by growing concerns it may not prepare new grounds and upgrade inadequate infrastructure in time. European soccer’s governing body UEFA says the tournament co-hosts must build the necessary stadiums by mid-2010.
Poland is considering enlisting as many as 20,000 prisoners to help build the stadiums, roads and hotels that it desperately needs to co-host the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. Pawel Nasilowski, deputy chief of Poland’s prisons, was quoted by the PAP news agency yesterday as saying that use of the inmates was being considered as part of an EU program to rehabilitate prisoners. Poland is grappling with a shortage of manual labour, particularly of construction workers, amid a booming economy and the departure of hundreds of thousands of Poles to better-paying […]
Following UEFA’s selection of four Polish cities as hosts for Euro 2012, Lokale Immobilia takes a brief look at the state of preparedness of the winning urban centers. After months of doubt and sharp criticism, the four Polish cities chosen by UEFA to host games in the Euro 2012 soccer championship – Warsaw, Gdańsk, Poznań and Wrocław – have much of their preparation on track. Indeed, though Kraków and Chorzów were officially discounted, hope remains that a slip-up elsewhere in Poland or in Ukraine could still offer the opportunity to […]
Euro 2016 football championships will be held in France. The event has been already announced as the greatest endeavor in the history of that tournament. How are the French going to surprise us? 24 teams and over 2.5 million viewers – those are the most important numbers of the Euro 2016 tournament that should take place in France. Not only the number of teams struggling to win the title of the best Old Continent squad will increase, but also the way of tournament management will be changed. Just two years […]
Zozulica app lets fans cheer with their phones during the Euro 2012 Soccer Championship. Remember the Vuvuzela? Meet it’s sister, the Zozulica. A traditional Ukrainian flute that will be this years noisemaker in the stadiums. And of course there’s an app for that. The Zozulica is a little clay whistle, shaped like a cuckoo. As we speak, the unofficial mascot is being produced in large quantities by factories in Ukraine and Poland. For those that wish to save their breath or don’t want to carry around a flute in their […]