Goal.com looks at one of the venues in Ukraine that will showcase the stars of the 2012 European Championship
OLYMPIC STADIUM, KIEV
Opened: 1923 (renovated 2011)
Euro 2012 capacity: 68,000
Highest attendance: 69,720
Ukraine v Germany, Nov '11
Euro 2012 Matches
Jun 11: Ukraine vs Group D2, 20.45 CET
Jun 15: Group D2 vs Group D4, 18.00 CET
Jun 19: Group D2 vs Group D3, 20.45 CET
Jun 24: Group D winner vs Group C runner-up, 19.45 CET
Jul 1: Final, 20:45 CET
The stadium is situated in the centre of Kiev, on the right bank of the Dnieper river. Due to its location in the city, it can be easily accessed by a number of different transport modes.
Despite an athletics track circling the pitch, Ukraine's all-time record goalscorer and former AC Milan forward Andriy Shevchenko claims: "I am delighted with the Olympic Stadium. It is very exciting to play here, the conditions are just fantastic. And the acoustics are absolutely incredible."
Did You Know?
Kiev's Olympic Stadium hosted the football event at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Thirty-two years later it will hold the final of Euro 2012.