Euro 2012 – Will the Stadiums In Ukraine Be Ready?

It’s exactly one year before Euro 2012 kicks off, and it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to many that Ukraine is struggling to construct their stadiums in time, despite official assurances that everything will be ready. In this soccer scoreboards feature, I have taken a look at the two stadiums that are causing the most concern, and ask, will they be ready?

The Lviv Stadium
Lviv is located in Western Ukraine, very close to the Polish border. It has a moderately successful soccer team which player in the Ukrainian Premier league, but its stadium was too small and outdated to be considered for the Euro championship (for instance, its soccer scoreboards are still analogue!) Work began on a new 30,000 capacity stadium three years ago, and it was due to be completed by the end of this summer. Ukraine is supposed to play Austria in a friendly in that stadium in November of this year, but already it is looking like that match will have to be moved.