Arena Lviv is a football-only stadium in Lviv, Ukraine. The UEFA capacity for the stadium is 30,000 spectators. The new field of FC Karpaty Lviv side, was named the most comfortable venue for fans by the UEFA. One of the newest stadiums in Europe, it is equipped with modern technology and state of the art infrastructure. Construction work began on November 20, 2008 and was completed by October 2011. The opening ceremony took place on October 29, 2011. The first football match here was played on 15 November 2011, between Ukraine and Austria, ending with a score of 2–1.
One of the features of the stadium is its promenade, which will separate the flow of visitors between the first and second tiers of the arena. This section mainly houses the dining and sanitary zones. The stadium is the smallest one in the Euro 2012.
The stadium will be home to three matches at the Euro 2012. Group B fixtures including Germany, Portugal and Denmark will be played at the venue.
Lviv witnessed some of the first ever football, ice-hockey, basketball, water-polo and rugby matches in the region on the then-Polish and now Ukraninan territory. The first documented football match took place on 14 July 1894, a date considered the birth of the game in Ukraine. Former Poland coaches Kazimierz Górski, Ryszard Koncewicz, Michal Matyas and Waclaw Kuchar all hail from the city of Lviv.
Province: Lviv Oblast
Altitude: 324m above sea level
Motto: Lviv open to the world
UEFA Capacity: 30,000
Tenants: FC Karpaty Lviv tbc
Opened: October 2011
• The foundations in this area of parkland on the outskirts of the city were laid in February 2009.
• The opening ceremony on 29 October 2011 featured 2,000 performers from various walks of performing arts in a theatrical production dedicated to the history of Lviv. Star performers included American songstress Anastacia.
• Ukraine's fourth and final UEFA EURO 2012 stadium is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, its two-tier stands being the stand out feature.