Euro 2012 Stadium Profile: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv

Opened: 1926 (renovated 2009)
Official capacity: 38,633
Highest attendance: 42,000
Metalist vs Tavria, Sept. 1980


The Metalist Stadium in Ukraine is located five kilometers north of Kharkiv's center and has a metro station adjacent to the ground.


The ground has undergone an extensive process of modernisation ahead of Euro 2012 next summer, while the man who heads the company responsible for those changes, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, claims the pitch "will be even better than the one in Arsenal's Emirates Stadium".

Did You Know?

Metalist Stadium is nicknamed 'The Spider Arena' due to multiple leg-like roof supports surrounding the ground's exterior.