Saturday, 10 September 2011

Kolesnikov: Opening of Olympiysky stadium in Kyiv scheduled for October eighth

The opening of the Olympiysky National Sports Complex in Kyiv, the main arena of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship, is scheduled for October 8, 2011, Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Borys Kolesnikov has said.

He said the opening ceremony of the stadium in Lviv was scheduled for October 28.

"There are no critical factors that would prevent the opening of the arenas in October," Kolesnikov said, according to a statement posted on the Web site of the Ukraine 2012 Information Center.

He said that construction work at the stadiums in Kyiv and Lviv had entered the final stage. In particular, he said that some parts were 100% ready and that there were sections that were 70% complete.

The Olympiysky National Sports Complex will have the status of an elite stadium after the reconstruction work there is complete.

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