Since UEFA has been getting on our back about making quicker progress I decided it was time
Ukraine picks Taiwanese firm for Euro 2012 stadium
Ukrainian organisers chose a Taiwanese firm on Tuesday to renovate the main stadium to be used in the 2012 European soccer championship following calls from UEFA to speed up tournament preparations.
Ukraine and Poland were chosen to host the tournament last year but were warned by UEFA president Michel Platini in January not to slip behind in modernising stadiums and infrastructure.
Archasia Design Group won the competition to begin work on on Kiev’s Olympic stadium, due to host the tournament final.
“At last all the preliminary work is over and the jury has decided on the best option,” Sports Minister Yuri Pavlenko said.
Few details were released but officials said costs would be within the government’s target of $300 million.
“The project will meet all vital requirements of UEFA for holding Euro 2012—and this applies to the fans, the VIPS and media,” Evhen Chervonenko, head of the state agency overseeing preparations, told a news conference.
He said dismantling work on the 84,000 capacity stadium, first erected in the 1920s, was to begin on Wednesday.
An Archasia official also confirmed to Reuters in Taipei that the company had been chosen for the project.
“There are five days for other companies to appeal, but we don’t think it will be a problem for us,” Stan Lo told Reuters.
Archasia defeated 19 companies from Ukraine, Austria, Germany and Britain with 21 of 24 members of a tender commission voting for the Taiwanese firm, the sports ministry added.
The firm will also build the Olympic park at Sochi, Russia’s Black Sea resort which will host the 2014 Winter Games.
That's hilarious about the beams. :howler: Reminds me of Fenway Park in Boston.Yea Shakhtar sure are building a gem. What do you think of Dnipro's and the beams that will be partially blocking the view of at least 100 spectators? p
:howler: what a bunch of idiots. It's probably to keep the cost of construction down cause they know we won't fill the stadium anyway, except for 3 Euro '12 games and games against Shakhtar, Dynamo and Metalist. At least Fenway's are big cool looking beams, are's look like they just tried to sneak them in without anyone noticing :howler::wallbang:That's hilarious about the beams. :howler: Reminds me of Fenway Park in Boston.
But otherwise, it really looks like a nice stadium to me. Hopefully Dnipro will still have some $ left after building this stadium, though. :thumbsup:
Really? From the designs I thought a few of them looked cool. The one on the Baltic Sea especially looked nice from what I remember. Have they started construction yet?in Ukraine will be better stadiums than in Poland in my country they building something like piece on sh**:happy:
:howler: what a bunch of idiots. It's probably to keep the cost of construction down cause they know we won't fill the stadium anyway, except for 3 Euro '12 games and games against Shakhtar, Dynamo and Metalist. At least Fenway's are big cool looking beams, are's look like they just tried to sneak them in without anyone noticing :howler::wallbang:
.......:howler: come on man, design? :howler: I doubt they're that retarded, just cheap p structural support I'm assumingAre the beams there for structural support for the stadium, or are they just there for design?
If it is the latter, than that was really poor planning by Dnipro. :howler:
.......:howler: come on man, design? :howler: I doubt they're that retarded, just cheap p structural support I'm assuming
pHey, I don't know. :embarass:
I can tell you this, though: sitting behind those beams for 90 minutes would drive me absolutely insane. :howler:
Can you imagine sitting right behind one of those trees at Euro 2012 :howler: Pay a ridiculous amount of money to watch France vs. Spain and come across this filth. You can get a good obliques workout moving side to side to see around the pole :rollani:
Oh yea, I still have family in Dnipropetrovsk, so it's nice I've got a place to stay and save a bit of money.:howler:
Are you going to try to make it to that stadium some day Footy?
At least you tried. :thumbsup:Oh yea, I still have family in Dnipropetrovsk, so it's nice I've got a place to stay and save a bit of money.
P&G, Dnipropetrovsk is a really cool city, it's very beautiful and I'd definitely like to take part in the Euro festivities of my hometown. But I really want to go to Lviv too, I've never been there and I've heard good things. I tried to get my girlfriend to take me this summer but she wasn't having it
What about you? That could be a good chance for you to go out East, catch a big game and go on to see Ukraine and Russia in 1 trip. Hit up Kiev, Moscow, and St. Pete. Who knows, maybe me and Dmitriy will show you around