About Arena Lviv

Mission

Arena Lviv is one of the most modern and the newest stadiums in Europe.

It is comfortable and beautiful sport facility with well-developed infrastructure designed specially for UEFA Euro 2012 and is designated for maintaining a service at football and entertainment events of the highest level and scope.

Arena Lviv hosted three of the group-stage games of 2012 European Football Championship finals.

Dates of matches: June 9, 13, 17.

The concept of the stadium involves a gradual transformation of the stadium into sport, cultural and business centre of Lviv city life.

Potentialities

Arena Lviv meets all the requirements of UEFA, which include development of new technologies in construction, information and digital spheres.  A good few of the requirements aimed at increasing of spectators’ conveniences and security at the match.

During Euro 2012 the Lviv stadium will seat 32 767 guests, including  300 seats  - for honoured guests in the VIP-zone and about 150 seats in the skybox zone. The “hallmark’ of the stadium is its view of the pitch from the spectators’ seats of both upper and lower tiers, since the specially designed stands structure provides the maximum effect of the spectator on the pitch. All the seats are located under partially transparent covering. After the European Championship number of seats increased to 34 915 by reducing the media sector and the area provided for special technique for broadcasting of Euro 2012 finals.

The western administrative building houses “match zone” (rooms for coaches, players’ locker-rooms, referees’ rooms and match delegates),  press center, conference halls, VIP-sector, restaurant, rooms for the championship organizers, as well as many commercial areas.

Special features

In addition to extremely full visibility of Arena Lviv stadium, it has another defining feature – its architecture. This is so-called "promenade" between the lower and upper tiers of spectator stands. All the visitors enter the promenade after they have passed the turnstiles. The aim of the promenade is not only to regulate spectators’ flows but there is the basic number of fast-foods and public toilets situated on it. Locking the entire stadium like ring, the promenade provides a convenient space for walking and facilitates the orientation at the stadium.

Eco- focus

Arena Lviv has been designed as a "green stadium". Around the sports facilities there is anticipated planting of thousands of plants - trees, bushes and flowers. The unusual system of watering the stadium lawn is also focused on the harmonious combination with the environment: two water basins near the stadium collect rainwater for future use.

Total area of land parcel, m2

243 226

Number of stadium tiers 

2

Administrative building area, m2

16 100

Storeys in administrative building 

5

Total number of seats

34 915

Total number of seats during Euro 2012

32 767

Number of seats for disabled people

104, +104 for attendants

Business class seats

408

VIP seats number

192

Sky boxes 

14

Presidential sky box

1

Conference halls

8

Fast-foods

19 on the Promenade, 7 on the level 0

Pitch dimensions

105 х 68

LED displays

2 х 62м2

Acoustic systems in the stadium bowl

136 units

Spotlights in the stadium bowl

288 units, illumination  2400 LUX

Number of parking spaces during Euro 2012 

4 500

Number of parking spaces for disabled people

100

Beginning of construction

November 2008

Stadium opening

October 2011

Building owner 

State Enterprise «Directorate of Building EURO 2012 Facilities in Lviv» (SE “Zahidinfraproekt”)

Owner

National Agency on preparation and staging of the 2012 European Football Championship finals in Ukraine and implementation of infrastructure projects

General designer

Ukrdesigngroup LLC 

General contractor

Altkom

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