Within hours, the European Cup 2012 will begin. Warsaw National Stadium to witness the start of the European Cup in 2012. Tonight, Warsaw national stadium will be the center of attention of football lovers around the world.
The stadium has a seating capacity of 58,500 which makes it the largest association football arena in Poland. Its construction started in 2008 and finished in November 2011. It is located on the site of the former 10th-Anniversary Stadium, on al. Zieleniecka in Praga Południe district, near the city center. The stadium has a unique retractable PVC roof which unfolds from a nest on a needle suspended above the centre of the pitch. The retractable roof is similar to BC Place in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany.
The National Stadium is due to host the opening match (a group match), remaining 2 group matches, a quarterfinal, and a semifinal of the UEFA Euro 2012 co-hosted by Poland.
The stadium is equipped with a heated pitch, training pitch, façade lighting, movable roof and an underground parking also is a multipurpose object providing organization of sports events, concerts, cultural events and also enables sales, conferences and gastronomic functions.
Official stadium opening took place at 19 January 2012. First football match was played on 29 February 2012. The match between Poland and Portugal national football team ended with a 0-0 draw.
Do not miss the opening ceremony of the European Cup 2012 will take place at 18:00 Polish time. You can watch it directly on the Warsaw National Stadium, or it could be seen through a television station that became the official TV European Cup 2012.
Enjoy to watch and support your favorite team.