Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Interfax new agency reports that over 1,000 stewards will work at the Euro 2012 final in Kiev on July 1. Due to security concerns and the high profile nature of the final, this number is considerably higher than normal for football matches played in Ukraine.
January 18, 2012
UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino is said to be very impressed by the redevelopment of Kyiv's Olympiysky stadium:
"When I saw the updated stadium, I caught my breath and words failed me. This is a nice arena with an excellent atmosphere. The changes that have occurred at the Olympiysky stadium since my last visit are impressive. No doubt this is one of the most beautiful stadiums for the championship finals and the spectators coming here in summer will see this,"
The Olympiysky stadium will host a total of five matches during this summer's European Football Championships, including the July 1st final.